Fighting for Victims of Defective Medical Devices
Preston J. Dugas in Fort Worth, TX, is a defective medical devices lawyer who advocates for clients who have suffered due to joint replacements, transvaginal mesh, and products such as talcum powder. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical device, we encourage you to call our office at (817) 945-3061 or contact us online. Mr. Dugas can pursue the compensation you need and deserve while you concentrate on healing.
Types of Defective Medical Devices
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has posted more than 30 recalls on medical devices in 2017 alone. Unfortunately, defective products can often lead to costly medical expenses, serious injury, or even death.
In some cases, hip implants have been known to contain toxic metallic particles that are poisonous when they leak into the bloodstream or interact with other bodily tissues. Additionally, these implants can fail, requiring costly and painful revision surgeries.
Knee Replacement Implants
Knee implants have been linked to serious side effects including inflammation and implant failure. DePuy Synthes™ Arthrex®, Sulzer Orthopedics, Inc., and Exactech™ are manufacturers that have been taken to court for creating defective products that resulted in pain and suffering among patients.
We urge you to contact Mr. Dugas as soon as possible if you believe a medical device or product has caused you harm.
Zimmer Biomet® recently recalled shoulder implants due to a high fracture rate that could require painful revision surgeries and result in infection and permanent loss of function. If you or a loved one has received one of these implants, or if think you might be a victim of a faulty replacement product, a lawyer can help you collect compensation for your pain and medical expenses.
Women with pelvic floor disorders are often treated with transvaginal mesh, which provides extra support for damaged or weakened tissue. Research has shown that these defective devices can erode and cause pain, infection, and urinary problems. Our team can help you with a transvaginal mesh lawsuit to collect compensation.
Although talcum powder containing asbestos has long been linked to cancer, recent studies have shown that there may be a link between non-asbestos talcum powder and ovarian cancer.
What To Do If You Have Been Injured
The Texas statute of limitations for defective products is 15 years, but delaying a lawsuit could affect the strength of your case. We urge you to contact Mr. Dugas as soon as possible if you believe a medical device or product has caused you harm. He can review your case free of charge. If he takes your case, you pay no fees until he secures a settlement or jury award on your behalf.
The liability for a defective product can rest on several parties including the manufacturer, a manufacturer of components of the product, the medical professionals who placed the product, or the company that sold the product. Mr. Dugas can help you collect evidence that will help determine the liability of the responsible party and protect you against any defense they present.
Call Us Today
Mr. Dugas is committed to helping victims collect due restitution. You can depend on him to keep you informed every step of the way during your case. To schedule a complimentary review of your case, call our office at (817) 945-3061 or submit an online form.
“Preston won my trust. He kept in close contact with me throughout the entire process. He went above and beyond to make sure that I understood everything that was going on. I am so pleased with his work and without a shadow of a doubt, I think he is one awesome attorney. I would refer my family and friends who live in Texas and the surrounding areas to his practice.” Jacqueline S.