Patients are investigating possible lawsuits against Ulthera, Inc., and Merz Incorporated, alleging the Ultherapy System is defective, resulting in nerve damage and permanent scarring. Following is a list of frequently asked questions regarding Ultherapy treatment and possible Ultherapy lawsuits. These answers address general questions. If you have questions about your specific circumstances, contact an attorney.
Cutter Law has filed lawsuits against the companies involved in offering the Ultherapy procedure. Our defective medical device attorneys are available to answer questions about your situation and advise you of your rights. Please contact us for more information about Ultherapy litigation or other lawsuits involving medical devices.
Ultherapy is a system that uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the patient to produce extra collagen. This focused ultrasound is delivered at a depth of 1.5 millimeters, 3 millimeters, or 4.5 millimeters. In addition to helping skin look firm, collagen is used to treat wrinkles and signs of aging skin.
Ultherapy treatment is delivered with 20 short bursts, each burst is known as a line. In studies provided to the FDA, data was given based on patients who received 50 lines of treatment. After Ultherapy was approved by the FDA, the manufacturer recommended patients receive between 300 and 325 lines each.
Merz and Ulthera Allegations
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Ultherapy to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrow, and to reduce lines and wrinkles on the chest.
Additionally, even though the FDA rejected Merz’s proposed labeling for Ultherapy treatment—which included instructions for physicians to use Ultherapy on the patient’s entire face—Merz distributed training materials to physicians that included instructions for Ultherapy use on the patient’s full face.
Ultherapy Side Effects
Among the side effects reportedly linked to Ultherapy damage are:
- Nerve damage
- Eye herniation
- Muscle deterioration
- Fat atrophy that can result in a sunken facial appearance
- Vision loss
Can I File an Ultherapy Lawsuit?
If you have had an Ultherapy procedure on your face, neck, chin, or chest and suffered Ultherapy damage, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Merz and Ulthera.
Cutter Law has filed lawsuits against Merz and Ulthera on behalf of patients who suffered severe and permanent injuries after undergoing Ultherapy treatment.