The DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System, which is used to correct defects of the jaw, has the potential to reverse direction after surgery, which may result in tracheal obstruction, respiratory arrest or death. To date, at least 15 injuries have been linked to this device. If you’ve been injured by the CMF Distraction System, and are interested in filing a class action lawsuit against Depuy Synthes, our lawyers can help.
Free Confidential Class Action Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by the DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against DePuy Synthes and we can help.
DePuy CMF Distraction System May Cause Tracheal Obstruction: FDA Recall Announcement
In August 2014, the FDA announced that DePuy Synthes had issued a Class I Recall for its Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System (AB Distractor Bodies and BC Distractor Bodies). DePuy initiated this recall because the device had been found to have the potential to reverse direction and lose the desired distraction distance after surgery. When this occurs, it may cause obstruction of the trachea and/or respiratory failure, which can lead to death.
Infants and children are at greatest risk of suffering these complications. However, all patients regardless of their age may require surgery to replace the CMF Distraction System. Click Here for a complete list of lot #s affected by this recall.
About DePuy Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System Class Action Lawsuits
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a CMF Distraction System Class Action Suit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members that have been injured after receiving a DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual DePuy Distraction System lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a DePuy Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free DePuy Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured by the DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.