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Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Report on Recall of Defective Medical Device

The Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia keep current on important product recalls that could potentially cause harm to area residents. One of the latest products recalled by the FDA is a medical device designed to help individuals overcome birth injuries or catastrophic injuries resulting from trauma. DePuy Synthes, a division of Johnson & Johnson, is the manufacturer of the Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System, which has been recalled due to reports of it causing severe injuries in patients.

The Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System is a device that is implanted in the jaws of patients suffering from a birth injury or another type of traumatic injury. The jaw implant system was created to elongate the jaw and make it more stable. However, recent findings of a product defect with the medical device has prompted a massive recall designated as Class I. FDA reserves issuing Class I recalls for products found to cause the most severe or fatal injuries.

J & J’s defective jaw implant device puts patients at risk of suffering a blockage in their airway. The Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System has a manufacturer defect in its design which renders infants the group most at risk for injury. The recall affects products produced between the dates ofApril, 2009 and April, 2011. Healthcare professionals have been instructed to discontinue use of the product at once and to discard any current inventory.
Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP Represent Victims Injured by Defective Products

The accident lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP represent victims injured by defective or unsafe products in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have extensive knowledge of personal injury and product liability laws to obtain the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled. Call us at (215) 731-9900 or contact us online