Hip replacement surgery, also known as hip arthroplasty, is an extremely painful and long procedure that requires extensive time for recovery. When a patient enters into a hip replacement procedure they do so with the hope that much of their pain will go away and they will be put together like new.
For many patients this ends up being the case, but with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, many people have suffered severe complications (like metallosis) and pain due to defective hip implants, several of which have been recalled by the manufacturers (see below).
These complications and extra surgeries could be avoided if manufacturers were not negligent in testing their hip implant products or failing to adequately warn the public and surgeons of the risks.
If you are suffering from a faulty hip replacement or a hip implant injury, you should be aware of your rights under the law.
Our compassionate Personal Injury Lawyers can help answer your questions and fight to get you and your family the money you deserve for your hip implant injury.
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Many metal-on-metal hip implants have a high failure rate and several have been recalled.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants – Although there has never been a recall, this manufacturer has paid out billions already for a different hip replacement system (DePuy ASR) and several pending lawsuits allege that the company is concealing defects in the DePuy Pinnacle implant. Please read more about the DePuy Pinnacle implant problems on our website.
Smith & Nephew Birmingham (BHR System) – In June 2015, Smith and Nephew withdrew the BHR from the market due to a high level of failure. Smith and Nephew have a total of 143 legal cases pending on this product (as of May 2018). Please read more about the Birmingham hip implant problems on our website.
Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System – The Smith and Nephew hip recall came after several people were harmed by the devices and filed lawsuits. Complications from the metal liners included metallosis and blood poisoning.
DePuy Orthopaedics ASR TM XL Acetabular System (owned by Johnson & Johnson) – In August 2010, there was a voluntary recall of this hip system due to the number of patients needing a second hip replacement.
DePuy Hip Resurfacing System – This system was recalled in 2010 after studies showed high failure rates.
Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component
Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II Hip Recall & Lawsuits
Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head Recall – In August 2016, medical device manufacturer Stryker issued a recall on the LFIT V40 femoral head implant after many medical problems and hip failures were reported.
Other hip replacement manufacturers reported to the FDA include for problematic hip implants include Biomet, Centerpulse, Corin, Encore Orthopedics, Exactech and Wright Medical Technology.
The FDA states that a hip implant recall does not necessarily mean that the hip implant needs to be removed or replaced, but that it may require additional monitoring.
Hip replacement devices became a popular procedure as the technology behind metal-on-metal designs for hip replacements showed a dramatic increase in mobility. But with the movement of the hip implant, metallic debris has the potential to loosen and enter into the bloodstream. This is called Metallosis.
Read more about Metallosis due to hip replacements.
You should not have to pay for a multi-million dollar company’s mistakes or negligence. In many of these cases the manufacturer did not properly test their products causing pain and agony for thousands of people.
If you have suffered injuries due to a malfunctioning hip implant or suspect that you or your loved has been injured, do not sign anything without speaking to a lawyer first.
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Everyone has unique situations and we take the time to really listen and fully understand the surrounding circumstances of your injury. We will thoroughly investigate the cause of the injury and speak with medical professionals to build a strong and winnable case.
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