Hip Recall Lawsuit
Patients who undergo total hip replacement procedures expect their artificial hip implants to help improve the quality of their lives. But some hip implant models have been recalled due to high failure rates, which often require the need for hospitalization or painful revision surgeries.
If you or someone you love received defective joint replacement components and required hospitalization or corrective surgery, contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough today. Our hip recall lawyers may be able to help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our legal staff is available to take your call anytime—just dial (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
Hip Recall Dangers
Our hip recall lawyers have the legal knowledge and experience to handle a variety of defective hip implant cases, such as:
- Biomet M2a-Magnum™
This metal-on-metal hip implant is prone to premature wear and failure that can cause painful side effects and the need for invasive revision surgeries.
- DePuy ASR™
DePuy voluntarily recalled the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing and XL Acetabular systems after data from the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland showed significant percentages of patients requiring revision surgeries within five years of receiving the implants.
- Stryker® Rejuvenate and ABG II Devices
In 2012, Stryker® Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall on certain hip implant models after reports of fretting and corrosion that can cause complications, such as tissue death and metallosis.
- Wright PROFEMUR® and CONSERVE® Hip Implants
Data shows that certain Wright hip implant models have higher-than-average premature failure rates, which may require further surgical procedures to correct.
- Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component (“Durom Cup”)
In 2008, Zimmer voluntarily recalled its Durom® Cup metal-on-metal hip implant because the instructions for use and surgical technique instructions were inadequate.
If you aren’t sure which hip implant device you received, you can verify the model by reviewing your medical records or a speaking with your surgeon.
Signs and Symptoms of Hip Implant Failure
Common symptoms of a failed hip replacement include:
- Bone loss (osteolysis)
- Hip pain or instability
- Infection at or around the implant site
- Loosening of the implant in the bone
- Swelling and inflammation
It’s important to see your doctor or surgeon if you experience any of these symptoms, as they may indicate the need for corrective surgery.
Let Us Fight for You
You shouldn’t have to pay when a corporation puts profits over responsibility. Our hip recall lawyers are committed to reforming the pharmaceutical industry through litigation, and we’re here to help you if you’ve been injured by defective hip implants. Give us a call today, and let us help protect your rights to the money you deserve.
CONSERVE® and PROFEMUR® are registered trademarks of Wright Medical Technology, Inc., and are used here only for the purpose of identifying the products in question. Durom® is a registered trademark of Zimmer Spine, Inc., and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question. Stryker® is a registered trademark of Stryker Corporation, and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question. ASR™ is a registered trademark of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question. M2a-Magnum™ is a registered trademark of Biomet, Inc., and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the Biomet, Inc.; DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.; the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland; Stryker Corporation; Wright Medical Technology, Inc.; or Zimmer Spine, Inc.