Reviewing Hip Replacement Lawsuits Nationwide
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are pursuing potential hip replacement lawsuits for individuals who have experienced problems following surgery that may have been caused by a defective device or recalled artificial hip implant.
Financial compensation may be available for individuals who have suffered problems stemming from:
- Hip Replacement Infections
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants
- Modular Hip Components
All cases are reviewed by the hip replacement lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm to pursue your case and there are no attorney fees or expenses unless we are successful obtaining a recovery in your lawsuit.
HIP SURGERY INFECTION LAWSUITS
Certain medical devices used during hip replacements since 2009 may be associated with an increased risk of infections, often resulting in the need for revision surgery or amputation.
Hip replacement infections can cause severe pain and discomfort, severely limiting range of motion and overall quality of life for years. Additional surgery to remove the infected tissue around the hip joint or remove the entire hip implant not only result in additional pain and suffering, but carry their own risks of complications.
METAL-ON-METAL HIP REPLACEMENT LAWSUITS
Over the past decade, many artificial hip manufacturers introduced metal-on-metal implant designs, which feature a metal femoral component that rotates within a metal acetabular cup. These devices were marketed without sufficient testing to ensure that they are safe.
A number of different types of metal hip replacements have been plagued by reports of early failure, often within a few years after the device is implanted. As the metal components rub against each other, microscopic shavings of cobalt and chromium may be released into the body, potentially leading to loosening or catastrophic failure.
Amid reports of problems with metal-on-metal hip replacements, several manufacturers have been forced to issue hip recalls or have essentially ceased marketing all metal hip designs due to safety concerns. The hip replacement lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are continuing to review cases for individuals who received several different types of metal-on-metal implants:
▸ DePuy ASR Metal Hip Replacement Lawyers
The recalled DePuy ASR metal hip has been linked to a higher than expected number of failures and a risk of metallosis or metal poisoning, which could cause a number of health problems.
▸ DePuy Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal Hip Lawyers
The DePuy Pinnacle is an older metal-on-metal artificial hip, which has also been linked to an increased risk of problems. Lawsuits for DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip patients are being pursued nationwide.
▸ Wright Conserve Metal Hip Lawsuit
The metal-on-metal design of the Wright Conserve hip system could allow deterioration of the implant as the metal parts rub together, causing loss of the structural integrity and a risk of loosening of the implant.
OTHER ARTIFICIAL HIP IMPLANT CASES
Cases are also being reviewed for individuals who received other artificial hip replacement systems that have been linked to reports of problems, including:
▸ Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Lawsuit
As a result of problems with the design, a Stryker Rejuvenate recall was issued in July 2012 for the modular neck stem hip replacement system, which has been linked to a risk of corrosion and fretting, which may cause early failure of the implant.
▸ Wright Profemur Hip Lawsuit
A defective design of the femoral neck for this system has been linked to a number of catastrophic failures, where Wright Profemur hip implant may shatter or fracture. Although the neck was designed to bend and be modular so it could be more easily adjusted for length, it appears to be particularly prone to problems.
▸ Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuit
In 2008, sales of the Zimmer Durom Cup were temporarily halted following an investigation into complaints that the cup had a tendency to loosen inside patients’ bodies. Problems with the Zimmer Durom Cup design, instructions and warnings caused a number of individuals to require revision surgery.
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