The Issue with Hip Replacements
Davis Law Group provides free case evaluations to people who have suffered because of a defective metal hip implant. During this consultation, you and an attorney can discuss the specifics of your case and the potential damages you can recover through legal action.
Over the last several decades, hip replacements have become defective or outright failed for several reasons. The victims of these defective hip implants suffered due to the unreasonably dangerous and defective designs.
The resulting complications include:
- Metallosis (metal poisoning the blood)
- Loosening or fracturing of the hip implant
- Hip implant being recalled
- Complications due to the hip revision surgery (pain, discomfort, etc.)
Call (206) 727-4000 to find out if you are eligible for a hip replacement class action or individual injury claim, or complete our free consultation request form.
Defective Hip Replacement Implant Lawsuits
In 2010, DePuy Orthopedics — a division of Johnson & Johnson — recalled more than 93,000 defective hip replacement systems due to the large number of patients that required a second hip replacement surgery due to tissue damage, pain and inflammation. Some of the more common hip replacement devices specifically involved in the recall are:
- ASR XL Acetabular System, a total hip replacement system sold worldwide
- ASR Hip Resurfacing System, a partial hip replacement available the U.S
People with DePuy hip implants often experience loosening or detachment of the implant, implant dislocation or bone fractures around the implant. As a result there have been thousands of DePuy hip implant lawsuits in the United States.
According to a British study, one out of every eight hip replacements with the DePuy hip implant system will likely fail and require a second hip replacement surgery within five years. There are also a number of these devices that can deposit small pieces of metal into the patient's bloodstream, which causes a range of illnesses and injuries including metal toxicity poisoning.
Other manufacturing brands of hip replacement implants that have been found to be defective include:
- Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II
- Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System
- Wright Conserve Plus & Profemur Z Hip Stem
- Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component
Can I Sue the Manufacturer for My Injuries?
The award-winning attorneys at Davis Law Group are actively investigating hip replacement lawsuits and helping defective hip replacement victims join class action lawsuits against DePuy / Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers of defective hip replacement implants.
If you or a loved one has had hip replacement surgery using a DePuy or other brand of hip replacement system and have had any adverse side effects you may want to contact Davis Law Group today at (206) 727-4000 regarding a potential defective hip replacement lawsuit.
We work with a number of law firms across the country on helping injured victims recover the compensation that they are entitled to under the law. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe attorney fees until we successfully recover compensation for you and your family.