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Birmingham, Alabama 35233

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Washington, DC 20009

Tel: 888-201-0305

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Drugs & Medical Devices

Have you experienced pain, suffering, or corrective surgeries related to medical devices or defective drugs?

We are here to help.

When a corporation fails to use reasonable care to properly design, manufacture, test and inspect their products, they should be held accountable for injuries caused by their negligence.

Montgomery Ponder, LLC has extensive experience with medical device litigation and defective drug cases. We understand the complex legal and scientific aspects of medical device and drug litigation, and work to uncover aggressive product development and marketing practices that may have caused you or a loved one harm.


If you or your loved one has been injured by a drug or defective medical device, please contact us as soon as possible so we can help get you the compensation you deserve. If you feel you have a claim, our attorneys would like to talk to you. You may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.

Here are a few of the cases the attorneys at Montgomery Ponder, LLC are currently investigating:

  • Roundup:  The International Agency for Research on Cancer has stated that Roundup’s active chemical ingredient, glyphosate, could be linked to blood cancers such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a form of life-threatening cancer.  We are investigating cases where individuals have used this popular weed killer and has been diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.

  • Allergan Breast Implant Injuries: The FDA took action on July 24, 2019, by requesting that Allergan recall specific models of its textured breast implants from the U.S. market. This comes after 573 unique cases of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), and 33 patient deaths as a result of textured and smooth breast implants and tissue expanders. Of these 573 cases, 481 have been attributed to Allergan implants. 

  • Hernia Mesh (Ethicon Physiomesh and Atrium C-Qur Mesh): The Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is a product made by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary to repair hernias. Patients are experiencing hernia recurrence requiring additional surgery to remove the hernia mesh and repair the hernia a second time. Many individuals also report hernia surgery complications with infections, bowel injuries, and severe abdominal pain.

  • 3M Defective Earplugs: Between 2003 and 2015, the dual-ended 3M Combat Arms Ear Plugs (version 2) were standard issued equipment for soldiers. This included soldiers who were deployed to combat zones, including Iraq and Afghanistan. These earplugs were improperly designed, which caused the earplugs to gradually loosen and not perform well for certain individuals. In July 2018, after a whistle blower stepped forward, 3M agreed to pay a $9 million penalty to the federal government for failing to disclose the design flaw.

  • Essure Birth Control Implant:  Essure is a small, flexible coil insert made from a nickel and titanium alloy. During an Essure procedure, one coil is placed into each fallopian tube. Once the inserts are placed in the body, they release nickel into the tubes and patients who are allergic to nickel may have serious allergic reactions. The implant also sometimes breaks and migrates after it is implanted.

  • Zostavax Shingles Vaccination: Merck introduced Zostavax in May 2006, as a vaccine for prevention of shingles among older individuals, but it has been linked to reports involving longer and more painful shingles outbreaks. Although the Zostavax shingles vaccine was marketed as safe and effective, increasing evidence suggests that side effects of Zostavax may actual cause shingles instead of preventing it.

  • Valsartan Recalls: Valsartan is a popular prescription drug used to treat hypertension and other heart conditions. Valsartan products have been subject to numerous recalls because of the detection of certain amounts of N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which has been classified as a probable cancerous ingredient by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

  • Tasigna: Hundreds of cases of atherosclerosis have been reported resulting from the use of the drug Tasigna. Atherosclerosis is a severe hardening of the arteries, and in some cases this has occurred immediately upon taking the drug. This hardening comes from the arterial walls becoming narrow due to a buildup of plaque and white blood cells, which make the blood flow become impaired. This has led to patients suffering heart attacks, strokes, and even death.

  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos-Related Disease: Asbestos exposure is associated with several potentially fatal illnesses, including malignant mesothelioma. This aggressive cancer affects the lining of the lungs, heart, abdomen and other organs. Unfortunately, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, do not manifest for years or even decades after the exposure. Because mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, and other related diseases can almost always be attributed to asbestos exposure, you should tell your doctor about any past exposure, including your work or family history. Montgomery Ponder has years of experience in mesothelioma law, helping families receive justice for their painful injuries. 

  • Abilify: Abilify is a prescription drug used to treat mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Tourette syndrome. Recent reports link the drug with compulsive behavior in patients, including pathological gambling, compulsive spending, and hypersexual activity.

  • Proton Pump Inhibitors: Nexium, Prevacid, & Prilosec are proton pump inhibitors drugs (PPIs) used by more than 15 million Americans to relieve heartburn and acid reflux caused by excessive acid produced by the stomach. Taking PPIs has been linked with an increased risk of severe health issues, including chronic kidney disease.

  • Xarelto, Eliquis, & Pradaxa: Blood thinner medications like Xarelto, Eliquis, and Pradaxa are prescribed to prevent the potentially fatal consequences of a blood clot. Patients who take these blood thinners are more susceptible to severe hemorrhages, internal bleeding, or even death.

  • Stöckert 3T Heater-Cooler Infection: Designed to control a patient's blood temperature during cardiac surgery, the Stöckert 3T heater-cooler system is used in around 150,000 open heart surgeries in the United States each year. Despite its widespread use in hospitals, federal regulators have determined the machine's water circuits may be contaminated, resulting in severe or fatal infection in certain patients, especially in those with a compromised immune system.

  • Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants: Metal-on-metal hip replacement devices may cause painful and serious side effects, including infection, implant dislocation, bone loss and hip fractures. There are a variety of hips that have been associated with problems requiring the implant to be removed or revised. We are investigating claims where a person had an implant, and then had a subsequent revision or removal surgery.

  • DePuy Attune Knee Replacement: A recent study identified an unusually high rate of early failures of this device due to debonding of the tibial implant-cement interface.  Many patients who have received the Attune knee implant system have reported severe side effects, such as instability, loosening, swelling, loss of range of motion, and constant pain. We are currently investigating claims for people who received the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement System during knee replacement surgery.

  • IVC: Patients who are at risk of developing blood clots, but who are not candidates for blood thinner medication, often have IVC (inferior vena cava) filters implanted, especially after major surgery. These small, cage-like or spider-like devices are implanted in the inferior vena cava—the main vessel moving blood from the lower body to the heart. However, IVC filters manufactured by C.R. Bard and Cook Medical may cause serious injuries, including Bard’s Recovery®, G2®, G2® Express (G2®X), Eclipse®, Meridian®, and Denali® Vena Cava Filters. We investigating cases were people have been injured by an IVC device. We are also investigating case with an implanted IVC device, but no injury.​

  • Abilify:  This prescription drug is used to treat mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Tourette syndrome. Recent reports link the drug with compulsive behavior in patients, including pathological gambling. We are investigating cases where a person used the Abilify and had a gambling problem with documented losses of over $25,000.00.

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