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Cochlear Implants and Bacterial Meningitis

Cochlear Implants (or bionic ears) are devices implanted in the inner ear to help people suffering from deafness.

In July of 2002, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a notification that at least 20 US citizens who had undergone cochlear implantation had had been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. While there is no evidence that the cochlear implants were contaminated, the FDA has indicated that they may be an additional risk factor in bacterial meningitis.

Unlike cases of bacterial meningitis that were exacerbated by a physician's failure to diagnose the disease and subsequent delay in treatment, a claim involving cochlear implants would be considered a product liability claim. These claims may include strict liability for a defective product as well as claims for negligence, breach of warranty and wrongful death where the victim died.

If you or a family member contracted bacterial meningitis after having had a cochlear implant, please contact an experienced bacterial meningitis attorney in your state. We’ll evaluate your case at no charge and help you get the compensation you deserve.

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