Hip Implant Recall Information
Recently, several manufacturers of artificial hip implants have recalled their devices due to serious complications reported from several patients who received hip replacement surgery.
Complications of hip implant surgery include metallosis, component loosening, avascular necrosis, and periprosthetic osteolysis, among other things. All of these side effects can lead to severe pain, and in many cases, patients require revision surgeries to correct the problems.
It is the responsibility of the device manufacturers to produce and sell safe products to the public. When devices fail and recalls are issues, patients who suffered have legal rights to seek compensation. If you or a loved one has experienced complications from hip implant surgery, you may be entitled to a settlement.
Currently, there are several manufacturer recalls of artificial hip devices. These recalls include:
- DePuy Orthopaedic ASR XL Acetabular System
- DePuy Orthopaedic ASR Hip Resurfacing System
- Stryker Rejuvenate Modular
- Stryker AGB II
- Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System
There are also hip replacement devices that have not yet been recalled from the market. If you are experiencing complications from a hip implant that has not yet been recalled from the market, you still may have a claim against the manufacturer. Hip recall lawsuits seek fair compensation to patients who have been harmed or injured due to hip implant surgery. Compensation in these cases includes money for pain and suffering, medical bills incurred as a result of the complications, lost income, spousal damages, and punitive damages. Hip recall lawsuits often result in significant settlements.
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.
The criteria specific to DePuy hip replacement lawsuits include:
- Implanted with a DePuy ASR hip implant, Pinnacle Ultamet, or Metal-on-Metal liner
- Underwent hip revision surgery to remove the device after November 2013 or is scheduled for revision surgery
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Start Your 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) 280-4722 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.