Hip Replacement Lawsuit Attorneys
Four years ago, a leading orthopedic company, Zimmer, Inc., recalled a hip replacement product in America because of “elevated revision rates.” In other words, too many hip surgeries had to be redone. In 2010, DePuy, Inc., another hip replacement manufacturer, issued a similar recall for a system which was being marketed worldwide. A high rate of revision surgeries was again the reason.
Patients have been injured for two reasons: 1) These companies failed to perform proper testing before making their products available, and 2) they failed to provide proper surgical training for doctors. Every person adversely affected by an improper hip replacement has a legal right to seek counsel with an attorney to determine if they should be monetarily recompensed for their pain, suffering, and financial loss. Csengeri Law, experienced in hip replacement lawsuits, is prepared to provide you with the help you need. Please don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation at enter phone number.
Look over the following products currently under investigation and call us today if you have received one of them.
DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing Platform
In 2010, all of the parts for the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing Platform were recalled by the manufacturer itself due to high rates of surgical revisions. Problems have included fracture of the bone, dislocation, and detachment of the implant. All recipients experiencing pain should consult a physician as soon as possible. Even if a patient is not experiencing pain currently, it would be wise to consult with our firm to determine if they have a likelihood for compensation.
DePuy Pinnacle® Hip System
At this time, no components of the DePuy Pinnacle® Hip System have been officially recalled. However, numerous complaints by patients include hip pain, hip implant failure, and metal poisoning. Although the metal-on-metal technology of the Pinnacle® Hip System carries certain advantages (for example, durability when compared to ceramic or polyethylene components), they also have a risk: over time, tiny metal particles may escape into the bloodstream or tissue near the implant site as the parts rub together. Swelling and discomfort can result, as well as certain medical conditions affecting the nervous system, kidneys, heart, and thyroid gland.
Zimmer’s Durom® Acetabular Component (Durom Cup)
In 2088, they did a 3 week temporary sales halt while they prepared new literature to give to the surgeons.At the time, Zimmer admitted that although many implants had been successful, there were high numbers of surgery revisions due to loosening of the product. While the product is still used in other countries, patients who received a Durom Cup between 2006 and the time of the recall in 2008 should consult with a hip replacement lawsuit attorney right away.
Following is further information concerning hip replacements and resultant lawsuits:
As a naturally aging hip (a ball-and-socket joint) deteriorates, an artificial device (prosthetic) is surgically implanted to replace all or part of the femoral head (the ball) and the acetabulum (the socket). A patient may also undergo hip “resurfacing” when natural parts are removed and replaced.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), implant devices used for hip replacement and resurfacing have caused serious problems for some patients. To alert consumers, the FDA has issued warnings regarding likely risks. As a result, some companies have recalled their hip replacement devices. Included in these recalls are the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System, the DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing Platform, and the Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component. Needless to say, patients with these recalled hip implants should consult with their physicians and decide whether the implants should be replaced or if it is practical to watch and wait for possible negative effects.
Surgical Implant Revisions
When the implant has to be replaced entirely, it is expensive and presents all the usual medical risks of surgery, not to mention the disruption of everyday life and work. The usual purpose of a hip replacement lawsuit is recovering monetary compensation for these losses.
About Your Lawsuit
Persons who have received the hip replacement products mentioned above may be entitled to compensation even if they have not experienced injury. Since your physical well-being may be in danger because of DePuy, Inc. and Zimmer, Inc., call Csengeri Law today and we will review your case, at absolutely no cost to you. Learn how our legal experts will represent you and obtain the best compensation. Contact our office today and speak with a member of our team to discuss your rights.