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Watch for These Warning Signs if You Have an Implanted Medical Device

by Staff Blogger | October 18th, 2017

Implanted medical devices, such as knee replacements, hernia meshes, IVC filters, and pacemakers help improve and even save the lives of countless people every year in Tennessee and throughout the country.

But any time a foreign object is introduced into the body, there’s a chance that something could go wrong. Unfortunately, many implantable medical devices have been linked to serious side effects and complications—some of which can be life-threatening.

If you or someone you love received a medical implant or device, it’s important to be on the lookout for the following symptoms, as they could indicate potentially fatal complications:

  • Sudden pain or loss of mobility – Pain and reduced mobility are common symptoms after a medical implant is placed inside a patient’s body. But when those symptoms occur suddenly and without warning long after the procedure was completed, it can indicate device failure, which leads to inflammation and infection.
  • Bleeding – Bleeding can indicate a potentially life-threatening emergency. It can occur when an implanted medical device shifts or becomes dislodged, causing it to move inside the body and damage tissue or nearby organs.

The Nashville defective product lawyers at Ponce Law know that many medical devices save lives, but we also know the life-threatening risks of defective, recalled, or improperly implanted medical devices.

If you or someone you love was hurt by a defective medical device, we want to speak with you. Call today for a free consultation.