To date, Sommers Schwartz’ Mass Tort Litigation Group has secured more than $60 million in settlements for plaintiffs injured by defective medical devices, including negligently designed hip replacement systems and transvaginal surgical mesh (TVM) implants.

The firm has successfully represented hundreds of individuals and their families, recovering damages to compensate them for pain and suffering, corrective surgeries and rehabilitation, lost wages, and medical expenses.

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Defective Hip Implants

Lawsuits over defective hip implants have claimed that various manufacturers’ metal-on-metal replacement systems produce metal debris when components rub against one another. As a result, dangerously high amounts of cobalt and chromium are released in the surrounding tissue and into the bloodstream – a condition called “metallosis” that can destroy tissues in and around the hip joint.

People plagued with these problems often removal and replacement of the defective device and extensive follow-up care and rehabilitation.

Sommers Schwartz has obtained more than $29 million in compensation for clients implanted with various hip replacement products, including:

Defective TVM Implants

Many Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) products implanted to correct pelvic organ prolapse have proven to be harmful, causing vaginal tissue erosion, infection, pain, and urinary problems often requiring surgical intervention to remove and replace defective material.

To date, Sommers Schwartz has recovered more than $31 million in damages for clients implanted with defective transvaginal mesh products manufactured by various companies, including:

  • American Medical Systems
  • R. Bard
  • Endo Health Solutions Inc.
  • Gynecare
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division
  • Mentor Corporation
  • Boston Scientific
  • Coloplast

Sommers Schwartz has the talent, experience, and resources to investigate medical devices that cause harm, requiring removal and/or replacement.

Robert B. Sickels

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Robert B. Sickels

For more than 30 years, Robert Sickels has successfully represented plaintiffs involved in complex personal injury, medical negligence, and products liability matters.

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