Defective Hip Implant Lawsuits
Commonly asked questions about hip implants:
- What are hip replacements?
- Why are hip implants dangerous?
- FDA releases warning about hip implants
- What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
- Common symptoms of hip implant complications
- Which Companies Manufacture Hip Replacement Devices?
- Can I File A Defective Hip Lawsuit?
- How Do I Start A Hip Replacement Claim?
What Are Hip Replacements?
Hip replacements by a number of medical device companies have been determined to be defective. These defective devices have caused serious injury and harm to the people that had them implanted by their surgeons. If you are a hip replacement surgery patient and have been harmed due to a defective hip implant, you may have the right to file a hip recall lawsuit.
Metal on metal hip implant devices have been found to be extremely harmful to hip surgery patients. The devices not only fail but cause other complications, including adverse reactions to the tissues in the body. Many patients have been found to have metallosis, or metal in their bloodstream. Other complications include decreased mobility and hip pain, bone damage, and infections.
Why Are Hip Implants Dangerous?
There are many risks that can be associated with hip replacement devices, including the many possible injuries that can be caused by defective devices. One of the main risks include:
- Blood clots – Clots are capable of forming in your leg veins after surgery. This can be particularly dangerous because they can break off and travel to your lung, or heart.
- Infection – Infections can occur at the site of your incision and the deeper tissue near the hip. Most can be treated with antibiotics, but a major infection near the prosthesis may require surgery to remove and replace it.
FDA Releases Warning About Hip Implants
In June 2012, the FDA discussed the safety risks and effectiveness of metal-on-metal hip implants with patients, physicians, researchers, international regulatory agencies, professional societies, and manufacturers. Issues discussed included:
- Failure rates and modes;
- Metal ion testing;
- Imaging methods;
- Local and systemic complications;
- Patient risk factors; and
- Considerations for follow-up after surgery.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
The FDA has ordered a review of all metal-on-metal hip implants due to mounting patient complaints.
Problems with metal-on-metal include, but are not limited to loosening, metallosis (ie: tissue or bone death), fracturing, and/or corrosion and fretting of these devices, which require revision surgery. Many patients that require revision surgery due to these devices suffer significant post-revision complications.
We are investigating all cases involving metal-on-metal hip implants, including the DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System, recalled in August 2010; the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, recalled in July 2012; the Stryker LFIT Anatomic v40 Femoral Head (recalled August 29, 2016); the DePuy Pinnacle, the Zimmer Durom Cup, the Wright Conserve, and the Biomet M2A “38mm” and M2A-Magnum hip replacement systems, which have not been recalled.
Reported problems include pain, swelling and problems walking.
Common Symptoms Of Hip Implant Complications
Signs and symptoms of an infected joint replacement include:
- Increased pain or stiffness in a previously well-functioning joint
- Warmth and redness around the wound
- Wound drainage
- Fevers, chills and night sweats
Which Companies Manufacture Hip Replacement Devices?
Hip recall claims have been filed against these medical device companies:
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Can I File A Defective Hip Lawsuit?
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by hip replacement surgery. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the dangerous device. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our defective hip lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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How Do I Start A Hip Replacement Claim?
Our hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing hip replacement lawsuit claims.