Attorney Tim Edwards Reports that Advanced Bionics HiRes90K Cochlear Implant Lawsuits Allege Devices Continue to Fail and Affect Children and Adults

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Lawsuits have been filed by Tennessee attorneys in federal and state courts across the country on behalf of injured persons.

The reason we file these lawsuits is to help our disabled clients who are otherwise left with medical bills, temporary and at times permanent hearing loss, and more.

Lawsuits recently filed by Tennessee attorney Tim Edwards allege that the Advanced Bionics HiRes90k cochlear implant device manufactured with an AstroSeal feedthru continues to fail at an unprecedented rate. These cases allege a California medical device company ignored signs of a problem as early as 2004 and continued selling a particular medical device into 2006.

The Advanced Bionics HiRes90k was originally marketed for sale in July 2003 by Los Angeles based Advanced Bionics Corporation. As a class III medical device, Advanced Bionics was required to submit to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration testing results and other design and validation information on its cochlear implant device. Attorney Tim Edwards explains that the lawsuits filed are meant to help children and adults seek justice for hardships endured after their implantable medical devices failed.

"We have the privilege of helping seek justice for persons affected by the premature failure of their cochlear implant," said attorney Tim Edwards, whose firm represents clients in cases filed across the country. "It remains a basic rule of medical devices and is common sense that an implantable medical device must be properly tested before sold. We are alleging on behalf of our clients that this manufacturer - Advanced Bionics - failed to adequately test their devices before sale."

Cochlear implant device failures result in unnecessary surgical removal and replacement of devices in children and adults alike; temporary and at times permanent hearing loss; costly medical bills; lost wages; and pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Lawsuits have now been filed on behalf of selected persons in state and federal courts across the country, including in United States federal district courts in Texas (3:11-cv-02309), Pennsylvania (2:11-cv-01601-DSC), Kentucky (3:11-vc-450H-L) and Oklahoma (11-cv-418-GKF-PJC).

As Mr. Edwards explained, "The reason we file these lawsuits is to help our disabled clients who are otherwise left with medical bills, temporary and at times permanent hearing loss, and more." The recently filed lawsuits across the nation show Mr. Edwards and his Firm are prepared to file lawsuits close to the home of their clients. "We are fighting to minimize inconvenience to our clients."

"We stand ready to seek justice for our clients," Edwards concluded. The public is encouraged to call (901) 527-2125 to speak to attorney Tim Edwards, whose firm has filed several cases on behalf of those injured, about their Advanced Bionics HiRes90k cochlear implant and receive a free initial case evaluation.

About Tim Edwards
Tim Edwards is a shareholder with the firm of Glassman, Edwards, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, P.C. in Memphis, Tennessee, where he represents injured persons afflicted with catastrophic injuries. His areas of practice are medical malpractice, LASIK malpractice, asbestos injury, pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. He has traveled across the country on numerous occasions to assist deaf persons who received a defective Advanced Bionics HiRes90k device. He is the Vice Chairman of the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, and his grandson, who was born deaf, is implanted with bilateral cochlear implants.

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