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Defective Hip Implant Lawsuits
Our attorneys are available to review and investigate defective hip implant lawsuits on behalf of patients who have been harmed by faulty hip implants. Each year, approximately 200,000 people in the U.S. undergo hip replacement surgery.
Hip implants are expected to last at least 15-20 years. Unfortunately for thousands of patients, some of these devices have been failing within as few as three to five years after implantation.
When a hip implant fails prematurely, the patient will require a second surgery either to fix the problem or to replace the implant altogether. Revision surgery is a painful and complicated undertaking that is often more debilitating than the original surgery.
Who Qualifies for a Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit?
Our attorneys believe that when a hip implant fails and causes a patient severe pain and other complications, he or she should be compensated. If you've experienced problems with your hip replacement system and are in need of revision surgery, you should contact us right away.
We will review the details of your case in a free and confidential consultation to determine your options. We will provide you with an honest assessment so you know what to expect and will keep you well informed all along the way.
Our goal main is to help you recover the full amount of compensation you need to move forward with your life. Compensation from a defective hip implant lawsuit can help with expenses such as:
- Revision surgery and other medical costs
- Cost of therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages and an inability to work during recovery
- Pain and suffering
Types of Hip Implant Claims
Our defective hip implant lawyers are experienced litigators who advocate for patients' rights. If you've suffered as a result of a defective hip implant, we would like to hear your story. Even if your implant isn't part of a recall, you still have legal options and should be compensated. We can assist you with any type of hip implant injury cases, including those involving:
- DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System
- DePuy ASR ™ Hip Resurfacing System
- DePuy Pinnacle® Acetabular Cup System
- Zimmer Durom Cup
- Biomet Regenerex® RingLoc®+ Modular Acetabular System
- Stryker Mobile Bearing Hip™ System
We can also help you if you've suffered from a metal-on-metal hip implant. Injuries can occur from metal-on-metal hip implants, because as the metal parts rub against each other when a patient walks or runs, tiny metal particles can shed off into the body. Injuries can occur as the metal shaving gather around the joint and cause the artificial hip to loosen because of the inflammation.
Injuries can also occur when the metal shavings enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body. It has been reported that patients might be at risk of complications with the heart, nervous system and thyroid gland if the metal ions get into their bloodstream.
Contact a Defective Hip Implant Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love has had complications with your hip implant that has required revision surgery, our defective hip implant attorneys would like to help you. To learn more about your rights and options, please contact us today for a free review of your case.