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Biozorb® & Medtronic Mass Tort Updates

As your go-to personal injury lawyers, we want to update you on the work we're doing in two mass tort cases involving products that may impact your health and well-being.


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Recent mass tort cases in which Jinks Crow is involved include BioZorb and Medtronics. Let's take a brief look at the latest information concerning both.


BioZorb®

As you may be aware, the BioZorb device commonly used in breast cancer surgeries has recently become the subject of significant legal scrutiny and a mass tort litigation. This includes a recall issued due to serious concerns about the device's safety and effectiveness.


The BioZorb device is a bioabsorbable marker used in breast-conserving surgeries. It helps surgeons and radiation oncologists identify the surgical site post-operation. While intended to aid in precise targeting during radiation therapy, the device has been linked to a range of complications.


Recently, a recall was issued for the BioZorb device after numerous reports of adverse effects. Patients have reported issues such as severe inflammation, infection, pain, and in some cases, device failure requiring additional surgery. These complications have led to significant distress and medical expenses for affected individuals.

 

Medtronic Devices

Several Medtronic devices have come under scrutiny due to serious complications and device failures. Some of the key issues include:

  • Insulin Pumps: Medtronic's insulin pumps have been linked to inaccurate insulin delivery, leading to severe hypo- or hyperglycemia, which can be life-threatening for diabetic patients.

  • Defibrillators: Reports of Medtronic defibrillators failing to deliver life-saving shocks during cardiac events have raised alarms about their reliability.

  • Spinal Cord Stimulators: Complications such as nerve damage, severe pain, and device malfunction have been reported by patients using Medtronic spinal cord stimulators. These issues have resulted in multiple recalls and have become the basis for mass tort litigation. The goal of these legal actions is to seek compensation for individuals who have suffered due to defective Medtronic devices.


What should you do if you have a BioZorb implant or a Medtronic device?

  1. Monitor for Symptoms: Pay close attention to any unusual symptoms or changes in your health. Common issues for those with BioZorb implants include chronic pain, signs of infection (such as redness, swelling, or fever), and persistent inflammation. Those with Medtronic devices have experienced unusual pain, unexpected health changes, or device alerts.

  2. Seek Medical Advice: If you experience any symptoms or complications, consult your healthcare provider immediately. They can assess your condition and determine the appropriate course of action, which may include imaging tests or potential removal of the device for BioZorb implants. Those with Medtronic devices can have their condition evaluated to determine whether the device is functioning properly or if it needs to be replaced.

  3. Document Your Experience: Keep detailed records of your symptoms, medical visits, and any treatments related to the device. This documentation can be crucial if you decide to join mass tort litigation.

  4. Consult a Knowledgeable Lawyer: Consider reaching out to a personal injury lawyer familiar with medical device litigation, such as those at Jinks Crow. We can provide guidance on your legal options, help you understand the litigation process, and ensure your rights are protected.


We are committed to providing timely and accurate information to empower you to make well-informed decisions regarding your health and legal options. Should you have questions or need personalized legal advice, don't hesitate to reach out to the team at Jinks Crow. We are ready to help.

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