Welcome to the Hip Lawsuit Center
Our skilled and knowledgeable experts can help guide you through both the medical and legal options available to deal with faulty hip replacements. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to increase your chances for a full recovery. We strive to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date data so you can make informed decisions regarding your health.
We offer the following complimentary services in an effort to help victims and their families better understand the complications associated with hip replacement failure:
- Information Guide - Learn more about common problems, and side effects associated with hip implants, and research the success rates for hip surgery patients.
- Patient Advocates - Explore your treatment options with our trained medical professionals. Our patient advocates are available to answer any medical or legal questions you may have.
- Case Evaluation - If you or someone you know is experiencing pain from a hip replacement, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of legal experts will help determine if you have a claim.
Hip Implants Facing Litigation
Hip replacements that are the subject of litigation have one thing in common. All have attempted to create an artificial hip or part that uses metal in the manufacturing process, in an effort to provide greater flexibility over a longer period of time. Nearly 500,000 of these devices have been implanted, including products created by the following manufacturers:
- Depuy Orthopedics
- Stryker Orthopedics
- Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
- Smith and Nephew PLC
- Zimmer Holdings Inc.
- As of June 2013, both Depuy and Stryker have issued recalls for their metal on metal devices.
Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Complications
Which side effects could have been avoided if metal on metal devices were adequately tested?
- Swelling and Inflammation
- Significant, On-Going Pain
- Damage To Hip Bone
- Device Loosening
- Total Failure of Hip Joint
What is Metallosis?
Of all the problems associated with a failed hip implant, metallosis is considered to be the most damaging to patients. Metallosis is a rare disorder, but it is caused when metal debris comes into contact with soft tissue. Patients are recommended to seek further medical assistance to have their blood ion levels checked even if they are not experiencing obvious side effects at this time.
Filing a Hip Lawsuit
Remedial medical attention costs money. Often times the complications caused by the implantation of a metal-on-metal hip device can far exceed the original problem, meaning that the revision surgery can be more expensive than the original implant procedure. Patients are filing lawsuits against the device manufacturers based on the following damages:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Income
- Significantly Higher Pain and Suffering
- Care and Assistance During Convalescence
- Consortium Losses, including the physical inability to enjoy a relationship with one's spouse.
Traditionally, when a recall is announced, the manufacturer attempts to settle potential claims with their customers, prior to the patient hiring an attorney. Rarely does the compensation cover the cost of the replaced hip, and the client is required to sign an agreement that invariably limits his/her rights.
Don't allow these billion dollar companies to take your rights away for pennies on the dollar. Take advantage of the free consultation available to you, and have your questions answered by our experienced medical device litigation team.
Allow our experts to investigate your case, and present you with the options so you can make an informed decision as to what you wish to do. The hip problem will most likely be with you for the rest of your life, but there is still time to get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for cutting edge assistance on both your medical and legal issues.