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If you were the recipient of an Advanced Bionics HiRes90k cochlear implant between 2003 and 2006, and your device has failed or is improperly working, you may be entitled to monetary compensation to help with things like medical bills and other damages you may have sustained. In 2003, Advanced Bionics Corporation released for sale the HiRes90k, also known as the HiResolution cochlear implant system, to help deaf persons learn to hear. Within 18 months of being offered for sale in the United States, the device was recalled by Advanced Bionics. Less than two years later, the device was recalled again. Hundreds of devices have already failed because of high moisture in the devices.

Cochlear implant lawsuits have been filed for those injured by an Advanced Bionics cochlear implant as a result of moisture intrusion through a feedthru manufactured by AstroSeal, Inc. (vendor B). You may be uncertain of the reason why your or your child’s particular device failed, and if so, please contact us. We can investigate your particular situation and may be able to help.

Possible signs of device failure include Discomfort, Ear pain, Loss of sound, Cracking, hissing and popping noises, Humming, Sudden loud noises and The device stops working. If you believe you have sustained any injuries, please seek medical attention right away. If your child is not showing proper development advances, and you suspect his or her cochlear implant is malfunctioning, please seek medical help IMMEDIATELY.

After seeking medical help, you may want to contact Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC to see how we can help further. Trust me when I say, You are not alone in your situation, there are others just like you who have gone through device failure and replacement surgery. We can walk you through the troubling times ahead and help try and make something good out of a bad. If you would like more information on protecting your rights, on filing an Advanced Bionics lawsuit, or for information on an Advanced Bionics class action, please contact us today to see how we can help.

If you would like a free copy of a report entitled “Ten Things Every Person Who Receives a Failing Advanced Bionics Cochlear Implant Device Needs To Know,” please email me and I will be happy to provide you a free copy.