Contact Us

Bjork Shiley Heart Valve
*    Denotes required field.

   * First Name 

   * Last Name 

   * Email 


Cell Phone 

Street Address 

Zip Code 



What medical condition prompted the use of the device?

Date the device was implanted:

Do you have a Bjork Shiley Convexo-Concave Heart Valve implanted in you?

If yes, has the Bjork Shiley Convexo-Concave Heart Valve fractured?

Is the device still implanted?

If no, please provide the date and reason the device was removed:

Please describe any problems or injuries caused by the product:

For verification purposes, please answer the below question:

No Yes, I agree to the Parker Waichman LLP disclaimers. Click here to review.

Yes, I would like to receive the Parker Waichman LLP monthly newsletter, InjuryAlert.

please do not fill out the field below.

Bjork Shiley Heart Valve

Bjork Shiley Heart Valve Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects: Valve Fracture, Death | Strut Fracture, Safety Issues, Defective Heart Valves

Bjork Shiley Heart Valve Side Effects May Lead To Valve Fracture Lawsuits

Bjork Shiley Heart Valve | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Valve Fracture, Replacement Surgery, Death | Strut Fracture, Safety Issues, Defective Heart Valves

Hundreds of people have had to have their Bjork Shiley heart valve's replaced because of strut fractures and other safety issues. Defective Bjork Shiley Heart Valves were implanted in more than 40,000 Americans. Shiley manufactured and sold the BSCC valve between 1979 and 1986 until it was removed from the market. Approximately 86,000 BSCC valves are believed to have been implanted worldwide. Worldwide, 619 valve fractures have been reported to Shiley. In approximately two-thirds of the cases, it is reported the patient died following the valve fracture.

The FDA forced the Bjork-Shiley Convexo-Concave heart valve off the market in 1986. Pfizer purchased Shiley in 1979 at the onset of its Convexo-Concave valve ordeal. In 1992, after years of litigation, Pfizer sold Shiley's businesses to Italy's Sorin Biomedical. Sorin opted not to purchase rights to the C/C valve. Recently, a firm by the name of Alliance Medical Technologies, comprised of former Shiley and Pfizer employees, purchased the rights to Shiley's Monostrut heart valve line from Sorin.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Bjork Shiley Heart Valve

If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a Bjork Shiley heart valve, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified defective medical device attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


Bjork Shiley Heart ValveRSS Feed

Sheily Inc of Irvine, CA, to Notify Patients of Heart Valve

Mar 12, 1992 |
The Food and Drug Administration has asked Shiley Inc. of Irvine,  Calif., the maker of Bjork-Shiley heart valves, to notify patients and physicians that risk of fracture for some sizes of these valves may be higher than previously thought.The fracture rate for the large sizes of the 60-degree Shiley (C-C) valve is now thought to be as much as five times higher than previously estimated.  Valve fracture is often fatal. FDA believes that the risk of fracture of these large valves, over...

More Bjork Shiley Heart Valve News

Parker Waichman Accolades And Reviews Best Lawyers Find Us On Avvo