The product liability lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation continue to investigate and take on additional claims and cases involving Advanced Bionics’ Cochlear Implants. We handle primarily claims involving the recalled, Advanced Bionics HiRes90k device, which was recalled on several occasions due to manufacturing issues related to implant hermeticity. No other law firm in the nation handles more such defective, cochlear implant claims than we do. Let us put our product knowledge to work for you if you have suffered an unfortunate failure of your cochlear implant and allow us to provide you with a FREE of cost case evaluation and initial discussion of your potential claim.
Typically, in our experience with these claims over the years, the defective CI experiences prolonged periods of intermittency before it ultimately fails. The devices fail because, amongst other issues, they experience a loss of hermeticity, which allows the saline from the inner ear to penetrate the CI and short out the diodes which power the unit. As the device shuts down and ceases to function, some implant recipients have described and complained of painful shocking sensations.
No matter the time-frame, it is of critical importance to contact the experienced product liability lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation for a free consultation if you or a loved one suffered a failure of any CI. We will promptly evaluate the case for you and determine next steps.
COCHLEAR IMPLANT FAILURE - THE DO’S AND DONT’S
If you are an Advanced Bionics HiRes90k Vendor B recipient, it is very important that you not sign a release with the company in exchange for nominal reimbursement as this could potentially affect your legal rights to recover additional sums in a civil action or later settlement with the company. Our law firm has represented victims of defective cochlear implants for many years. We will secure for you and your family the compensation you deserve.
You may have received a letter from Advanced Bionics notifying you that the implant you or a loved one received contains a component called a feed-thru device which was manufactured by a "Vendor B" (an unapproved, device-component supplier). The components manufactured by this supplier have failed at an alarming rate due to excess moisture, amongst other issues in our experience with this component, some feed-thrus have separated entirely from the unit, causing catastrophic failure.
You may have also received a letter from the company that reads similar to this form letter typically sent out to failed implant recipients:
“For some, a revision surgery can lead to costs that they would not otherwise incur. While we know we cannot undo the struggles you have been through, we are determined to help you by reimbursing you for reasonable and documented medical and personal expenses associated with your cochlear implant revision surgery.” Then the company will seek to provide insufficient compensation for the setbacks, impediments, isolation and surgical intervention a failed device necessarily creates.
If you or a loved one suffered a failure of a HiRes90k - or any cochlear implant for that matter - it is very important to contact our legal team immediately so that we may provide a FREE of cost case evaluation and initial discussion of your potential claim.
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