Hip Replacement Lawsuit Lawyers
If you or a loved one had hip replacement surgery and are experiencing certain side effects like metal poisoning or the need for a second revision surgery, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the manufacturer. Call us today to get the facts. Call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 or fill out our online contact form below and a Texas Hip Replacement Lawyer will get back to you as soon as possible. This is a free, no obligation consultation. There are no legal fees unless we make a recovery for you. Time is limited, so please call today. Hip Replacement Lawyer Texas
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Recalls on Hip Replacement Systems
The medical field is constantly advancing with new and improved technology designed to increase the safety and effectiveness of major surgical procedures. Hip replacement surgery, one of the most common orthopedic surgeries in the United States, has been at the front lines of these new advancements. In the last several decades, manufacturers have released numerous hip replacement systems that were designed to increase the durability, safety, and lifespan of artificial joints for patients.
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Hip implant systems are constructed from a variety of materials that include plastic (polyethylene), metal, and ceramic. There are benefits and drawbacks to each type of hip implant device, and what works for one patient may not work for another.
While around 90% of patients experienced substantial relief from their joint pain after recovering from a hip replacement surgery, there is still a high risk of complications. Having a skilled orthopedic surgeon perform the procedure is essential to minimize the risk of these complications from occurring.
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Recalls over Complications with Hip Implants
Unfortunately, despite the efforts to improve hip implant systems, some of these devices have proven to increase the risk of joint failure and other serious health issues for thousands of patients. In recent years, metal-on-metal hip implant systems have been subject to an alarming number of reports that serious side effects resulted from installation of the device.
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Serious complications that have been reported with metal-on-metal hip implant systems include the following:
• Device failure or breakage
• Dislocation or loosening of the joint
• Deterioration of bone and tissue around the joint
• Serious infection
• Inflammation, swelling, and increased pain
• Metallosis (metal poisoning) from shedding of cobalt and chromium into the blood stream
In response to the growing number of adverse effects reported by consumers, the FDA has issued numerous safety warnings in regards to metal-on-metal hip implants. Additionally, several manufacturers have issued voluntary recalls of these devices. Between the years 2002 and 2013, Consumer’s Union reported that there were 578 recalls of hip implant systems from leading manufacturers in the industry. Top manufacturers that have been subject to these recalls include Stryker, Smith & Nephew, and DePuy Orthopedic.
In the case of the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip system, data showed that 29% of the patients with the device had to undergo revision surgery within six years of surgery. During a class action lawsuit regarding the danger of this device, reports showed that DePuy was aware that within five years, up to 40% of the ASR implants would fail. While litigation is still pending in many cases, there have already been large settlements already reached in several class action lawsuits against these hip implant companies.
We are also investigating cases involving:
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