J. Michael Carra | Attorney Bio – Southern Med Law

J. Michael Carra | Attorney Bio – Southern Med Law

J. Michael Carra, Attorney at Southern Institute for Legal and Medical Affairs

Michael Carra is an associate attorney in the firm’s medical device group. His practice focuses on personal injury and negligence associated with defectively designed, manufactured, or mislabeled medical devices, and the wide range of harmful effects these products have on his clients. Michael is also experienced in medical record and surgical procedure review through his tenure in the medical device industry as a sales professional with a global technology company. While most of his professional career has been focused on orthopedics, Michael has broadened his practice to the acquisition of any medical device, drug, or hospital-related case. He, his wife, Shelley, and their son Jude live in Birmingham.

Nationwide Multi-District Litigations:

– Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG hips: metal poisoning associated with metal-on-metal hips.
– Pelvic Support Mesh: Revision surgery due to the failure of the mesh implant;Ethicon, Bard, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, Cook Medical, B-Braun, Neomedic, and American Medical Systems.
– Bard IVC Filters: Serious side effects from filter
– Cook Medical Vascular Catheter: Injured by the broken tip

Areas of Practice:

Harmful Drugs
Defective Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Hospital Practices
Other Legal Areas

Admitted to Practice In:

Alabama Federal Courts
Alabama State Courts
Federal Multi-District Litigation


Michael completed his Juris Doctor from Birmingham School of Law in 2016. Before attending law school, Michael earned a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics in 2005.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Birmingham Bar Association – Member
Alabama State Bar – Member