Defective Hip Replacements
In recent years, there have been many recalls for defective hip implants and faulty hip replacement systems. The recalls typically involve design or manufacturing flaws, which lead to migration issues, early implant failure, or adverse reactions.
Recalled hip replacements include:
- Stryker Rejuvenate
- Stryker ABG II Hip Systems
- DePuy Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) Acetabular Hip System
- DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal
- Zimmer Durom Cup
- Zimmer MMC Cup
- Zimmer M/L Taper Kinectiv Stem
- Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System
- Smith & Nephew SMF Primary Stem and Redapt Revision Stem
- Wright Medical Conserve, Dynasty and Lineage Cups
- Wright Medical Profemur Stem
Another known issue is metal blood poisoning, known as metallosis. Over time, metal-on-metal hip implants shed small metal particles, which build up in the body. An individual may suffer an adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR) or adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD), either of which may require another surgery to replace the implant.
How Common Are Hip Replacement Defects?
Between 2002 and 2013, there were 578 recalls for six major hip replacement manufacturers:
- Biomet: 25 recalls
- DePuy: 150 recalls
- Smith & Nephew: 40 recalls
- Stryker: 231 recalls
- Wright: 28 recalls
- Zimmer: 104 recalls
Each of these recalls could involve hundreds or thousands of implants.
Defective Hip Replacement Compensation
Major medical manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their products are safe and effective. Our Pennsylvania hip replacement lawyers are here to hold them accountable when they fail to live up to that duty.
We work with medical and product experts to build the strongest possible case so you’re compensated for things like your:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium (spousal relationship)
Do You Have a Defective Hip Replacement Case?
Many people learn they’re dealing with a defective hip replacement unit or system after suffering severe complications. Some people need another major surgery.
When you learn that your hip implant has failed, we recommend confirming the type of unit or system you have and determining if it’s subject to a recall. Sometimes corrective surgeries can be indicative of malpractice. Our Lancaster, PA medical malpractice lawyers will get to the bottom of the cause of your complications.
However, a recall isn’t necessary for you to have a claim against a hip replacement manufacturer. It’s best to talk with a hip replacement law firm about your experience and legal options.
Contact a Pennsylvania Hip Replacement Lawyer for Help
If you or a loved one needed a second hip replacement or corrective procedure because of early failure, metal blood poisoning, or another complication, contact Atlee Hall right away.
We’ve been working with defective hip replacement victims for years. Let us help you hold the manufacturer responsible for its defective and dangerous product.