Shoulder Joint Replacement Implants
Implanting a replacement for a failing shoulder joint can result in deep tissue infections and metal-on-metal joints can release metallic debris potentially damaging surrounding tissue, known as metallosis. The tissue dies and becomes a mass of dark necrotic tissue, causing a variety of secondary complications.
ST. JUDE PACEMAKER
Pacemakers use batteries to deliver shocks to the heart to keep it beating correctly. Pacemakers should give users enough warning a battery will fail so it can be replaced. Some St. Jude pacemakers have a defective battery design that could cause total battery failure in as little as 24 hours. If this happens, the user won’t have enough time to have it replaced and the pacemaker will cease working.
Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Infection
The Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler is a device used in open-heart surgeries. It’s linked to a pathogen called mycobacterium chimaera, which can cause a potentially deadly infection, possibly several months or years after the surgery. There is a high death rate, most likely because by the time it’s diagnosed, the organism has been in the patient for a long time.
Stryker® Hip Replacements active litigation
These metal hip implants promise a durable, efficient alternative to other hip replacements. But they have been recalled due to several serious health complications. Due to metallosis, additional hospitalizations and painful corrective surgeries may be needed to alleviate pain and swelling caused by the implants.
Surgical Staples active litigation
Because surgical staples are often used internally, when they are defective or poorly placed, serious injury can result. Staples can be malformed, staplers can misfire, or surgeons can use the wrong size or or put them in the wrong area. Surgical staples injuries can lead to internal bleeding, organ damage, infections and even death.