Birmingham Personal Injury AND Mass Tort Claim Lawyers

Defective Medical Device Lawyers

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Injured Clients Nationwide in Class Action Lawsuits

Medical devices are intended to resolve health problems and improve your health. Far too often, these devices have the opposite effect. They can create problems worse than the ones they were designed to fix.

The attorneys of Salter Ferguson, LLC, based in Birmingham, represent people who have been injured by defective medical devices. We also represent the survivors of those who died because of a defective medical device.

If you or a family member was injured by a defective medical device, please contact our personal injury law firm at your earliest convenience. We will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and advise you of your legal options.

We are experienced in representing clients in cases involving dangerous medical devices such as:

  • Mirena IUDs: In addition to causing pain, bleeding, infection and perforation of the uterus, these intrauterine devices can migrate out of the uterus and require surgery to remove. Mirena IUDs also cause Pseudotumor Cerebri.
  • Transvaginal mesh: Defective mesh and bladder slings cause pelvic pain, infection, perforation of the bladder or bowel, incontinence and painful intercourse.
  • Hernia Mesh: Complications from hernia mesh may include pain, infection, bowel obstruction, and organ perforation.
  • Hip replacements: Friction from movement can release metal particles into the body, which may result in bone, muscle and nerve damage.
  • Knee replacements: Some knee implants fail prematurely, causing pain, inflammation, bone or muscle damage, and costly revision surgery.
  • Bair Hugger forced air warming blankets: Blankets used to keep post-surgical patients warm can spread bacteria and lead to infections when used after hip or knee implant surgeries.
  • IVC (inferior vena cava) filters: These filters can rupture, migrate and perforate the vein into which they are implanted. Risks include severe bleeding, organ puncture and heart or lung embolism.

Please call us even if the device that injured you is not included on the list above. Problems caused by defective medical devices are discovered on a daily basis.

Attorney Karen Salter is a registered nurse as well as a lawyer. Carmen Ferguson was an insurance adjuster prior to becoming an attorney. Our experience benefits clients injured by dangerous medical devices.

At Salter Ferguson, LLC, we represent clients on a contingency basis. That means you pay nothing upfront and nothing out of pocket. Our fees come as a percentage of the compensation we obtain for you. This fee arrangement provides access to quality legal representation to people of all economic backgrounds.

Contact Salter Ferguson Today to Discuss Your Possible Involvement in a Class Action Lawsuit About a Defective Medical Device

To arrange a free initial consultation, contact us online. We offer a flexible appointment schedule, including evenings, weekends and off-site appointments. From our office in Birmingham, we represent people injured by defective medical devices and other dangerous products nationwide.

Personal Injury

Personal injury laws pertain to injuries caused by another's negligence. Our legal team has more than 30 years of combined experience and a long track record of success handling personal injury cases. Over the years, our attorneys have won billions of dollars in financial compensation for injury victims.

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Mass Torts

A mass tort is when a group of people are harmed in a similar manner by a negligent or wrongful act. A mass tort claim allows an entire group of similarly injured people to seek financial compensation as a group in the civil court system, even though the specific circumstances of their cases may differ.

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What Sets

Salter Ferguson Apart


    Karen Salter is a registered nurse, and a former hospital manager. Her daughter, Carmen Ferguson, is a former insurance adjuster. Together, we have more than 30 years of legal experience to put to work on your case.

  • Professional & Personal Service

    We provide our injured clients with the personal service that they deserve. We keep you informed of developments in your case, answer your questions and return your calls and emails promptly. You will never be just another case at Salter Ferguson, LLC.

  • A Reputation for Excellence

    Salter Ferguson, LLC is Alabama-based but nationally recognized. Over the years we have won millions of dollars in financial compensation for injury victims. We have the skills and experience to achieve positive outcomes in challenging cases, yet we treat every client as if they were a member of our family.

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