Protecting the Rights of Injured Patients Nationwide

Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. is a premier medical products liability law firm founded more than 30 years ago to protect consumers from unsafe and even lethal medical devices and dangerous drugs.

Our litigation team represents injured patients and their families throughout the United States in claims against the multi-billion dollar “Big Pharma” companies and medical device manufacturers.

Our lawyers reside on leadership boards, and are known as the “go-to” lawyers when a defective product or dangerous drugs side effects may harm an unwary victim.

Together with the resources of the firm and more than $1 billion in recoveries, we aggressively pursue the corporations responsible for serious injuries and fatalities caused by dangerous medical products.

If you or someone you know has potentially been injured by a defective pharmaceutical drug or medical device, we encourage you to take the first step in protecting your legal rights, but contacting our firm for a free consultation by clicking here.

Time limits do apply and may vary from state to state. Like many before you, you have a lot of questions, and we will be glad to help you find the answers. You may also call us at (800) 780-8607.

Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements

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Pictured: Brenda Fulmer & Cal Warriner, Shareholders leading our firm’s Mass Tort division.

Metal-on-metal hip replacements may fray and the metal shavings can become lodged into the surrounding tissue or enter the bloodstream.  Metal may travel throughout the body through the vascular system and cause a serious medical condition called metallosis that kills tissue.

Metal-on-metal hip implants include the following manufacturers or brands: Biomet, Depuy, Johnson & Johnson, Pinnacle, Smith & Nephew, Wright, and Zimmer.

If you are unsure what type of hip implant you have received, this is common.

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant

Stryker Rejuvenate hip implants fail at high rates.  This metal-on-metal hip is prone to splintering and releasing toxic levels of metal into the patient’s bloodstream.  Our defective medical device lawyers began investigating the product before the FDA took action and prior to its recall.  In addition, our firm was the first to file a lawsuit claiming Stryker hip failure.  We remain a leader in the Stryker litigation and our firm has been named to the multi-district litigation (MDL) steering committee.

IVC FIlters

Inferior vena cave filters, known as IVC filters, were developed to be temporary and “retrievable” filters.

This multi-pronged device is designed to catch and prevent blood clots from entering the heart and lungs of patients who are at a high risk for pulmonary embolisms. Once the task is complete, the filter is to be removed.


Vaginal Meshes

A vaginal mesh, often referred to as a transvaginal mesh is surgically implanted to relieve symptoms of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) — conditions sometimes arising from hysterectomy, vaginal delivery, obesity or smoking.  Women with SUI experience embarrassing involuntary urine loss.  POP describes sagging of pelvic organs, which may result in vaginal bulge, rectal leakage and constipation.

Unfortunately, for many women, vaginal meshes cause more severe medical problems, including inflammation, infection, pelvic abscesses, vaginal discharge, painful intercourse, damage to surrounding organs and puncture of blood vessels, bladder or bowel.  Many patients require additional surgeries to repair the injuries and some women have been left with permanent disabilities.

DePuy Hip Implants

Johnson and Johnson recalled 29 models of its DePuy hip implants in August 2010 because of their high rates of failure.  When the prosthetic hip fails, patients suffer pain and disability, and must endure additional surgeries to replace the defective device.

These high rates of failure and the resulting pain should have never happened. We have represented victims from around the country and fought to bring them the compensation for this unnecessary pain.

Mirena IUD

The Mirena IUD is a form of birth control that is implanted in a woman’s uterus and releases steady amounts of the synthetic progesterone levonorgestrel.  Because one implant is supposed to last up to five years, the IUD was considered a convenient form of family planning.  The IUD manufacturer Bayer marketed the device through social media and the house parties concept.

Medical problems associated with the Mirena IUD include uterine perforation, pelvic inflammatory disease and ovarian cysts.  Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage may occur when the IUD fails.  In addition the birth control device may migrate, resulting in scarring, hysterectomy, infertility or death.

Consult with Our Defective Medical Device Lawyers

If you have experienced pain, disability, illness, additional surgeries and other problems with your medical device, take action to recover damages.  Call Searcy Denney at (800) 780-8607 or contact our firm online to schedule a free no-obligation consultation with our experienced Florida defective medical device lawyers.

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