Hip Replacement Lawyers
For individuals who required additional surgery due to the a hip implant failure, Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. provides free consultations and case evaluations to help determine whether financial compensation may be available through a hip replacement lawsuit.
Several types of hip implants and components sold in recent years featured unreasonably dangerous and defective designs, which may increase the risk of complications, such as:
- Loosening, Disassociation or Fracture of the Hip Implant
- Metallosis or Metal Blood Poisoning
- Notification of a Hip Recall
- Pain, Discomfort or Other Complications Resulting in Hip Revision Surgery
All cases are reviewed by our hip replacement lawyers under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and there are no attorney fees or expenses unless we are successful obtaining a recovery in your lawsuit.
Call 1-800-522-0102 to find out if you may be eligible for a hip replacement class action or individual injury claim, or complete our free consultation request form.
Hip Replacement Problems May Be Caused by Defective Components
In recent years, serious safety problems have been linked to a number of popular hip replacement systems, resulting in a higher-than-expected failure rates and other painful complications.
Although artificial hips are expected to last about 20 years, design defects may cause problems within only a few years, resulting in the need for risky hip revision surgery, and reduced life-expectancy for future hip implants.
In an effort to increase profits and promote “new and improved” technologies, manufacturers have introduced and sold certain hip implants without adequately testing and researching the design.
As a result, individuals throughout the United States have been unwitting test subjects, with unreasonably dangerous and defective devices implanted in their body.
Over the past decade, a steady stream of hip replacement recalls have been issued by several major manufacturers, and serious safety issues have been linked to other products. As a result, the hip lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate cases for individuals who may have received certain components, including:
- Stryker Rejuvenate/ABGII
- Stryker LFit V40 Femoral Head
(used with Stryker Accolade hips and other systems)
- DePuy ASR Hip Replacements
- DePuy Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal Hips
- Biomet M2A Magnum Hip
- Zimmer Durom Cup
- Wright Profemur
- Wright Conserve Cup
- and other Hip Replacement Systems
Since many individuals are unaware of the exact components used during their procedure, or whether they have a recalled hip replacement, lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. provide free consultations and case evaluations to help determine whether you or a loved one may be entitled to a hip replacement settlement.
Hip replacement cases are being reviewed for individuals who received an implant since 2006, and have:
- Received a Letter or Recall Notice;
- Cobalt/Chromium Blood Testing;
- Metallosis or Metal Blood Poisoning
- Hip Implant Failure (Dissassociation, Loosening or Fracture)
- Hip Revision Surgery
- Other Complications
Hip Replacement Recalls
Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head
The Stryker LFit (Low Friction Ion Treatment) Anatomic CoCr V40TM femoral head is a hip implant component used in certain Stryker hip replacement systems, such as the Stryker Accolade and other implants.
In 2016, the manufacturer recalled Stryker LFit V40 femoral heads from the market, indicating certain components may have a higher-than-expected rate of problems.
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII
In July 2012, a
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Recall was issued, due to a risk that the modular-neck stem may corrode, fret and wear.
As a result of the alarmingly high failure rate, hip replacement settlements have been paid to compensate those who have experienced problems with Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II implants.
DePuy ASR Hip Replacement
The DePuy ASR was a metal-on-metal hip replacement, which was removed from the market in 2010. However, many individuals still have the implant in their body, which may result in metal poisoning, loosening and failure.
Financial compensation may still be available through a DePuy ASR Hip Settlement if you or a loved one required revision surgery.
Other Artificial Hip Implant Cases
Metal-on-Metal Hip Problems
Many types of metal hip replacements have been plagued by reports of early failure, often within a few years after the device is implanted. 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.
Other Hip Implant Lawsuits
Cases are also being reviewed for individuals who received other artificial hip replacement systems that have been linked to reports of problems, including the Wright Profemur Hip Implant, and the Zimmer Durom Cup, both of whose defective designs were linked to a number of catastrophic failures and caused a number of individuals to require revision surgery.
Hip Replacement Infections
Potential hip infection lawsuits are also being reviewed for individuals who experienced problems following surgery since 2009. The use of a 3M Bair Hugger warming device during many hip replacements may have caused bacteria and other contaminants from the operating room floor to enter the sterile surgical site.
Allegations Raised in Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Individual injury lawsuits and hip replacement class action claims are pursued for individuals who had a defective and unreasonably dangerous device implanted in their body. Some of the common allegations raised in hip implant lawsuits include:
- Failure to Adequately Research the Hip Implant Injury Risks;
- Failure to Properly Investigate Post-Market Reports of Hip Implant Problems;
- Failure to Promptly Issue a Hip Replacement Recall;
- Designing and Selling a Defective and Unreasonably Dangerous Hip Implant;
- Putting Profits Before the Safety of Hip Replacement Patients.
NO FEES OR EXPENSES UNLESS YOU RECEIVE A HIP SETTLEMENT
Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is a nationally known injury law firm that is focused exclusively on representing individuals, we do not represent corporations or insurance companies.
Over the course of more than 40 years, our personal injury lawyers have collected more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients in cases of medical malpractice, automobile accidents, product liability and other personal injury lawsuits.
All hip implant lawsuits will be handled by our attorneys on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and we only receive a fee if compensation is secured for our client.
Protect your family and find out if you or a loved one may be eligible for a hip replacement injury lawsuit. Request a free consultation and case evaluation.