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Biomet Settlement Announced, Deadline to file Lawsuit April 15

Posted April 1, 2014 in Biomet Hipsby With 0 comment

At least 1,000 Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement lawsuits have been consolidated in multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, each alleging that the metal-on-metal design of the device caused patients to de.... Read More »

4Q Earnings Results Show $99 Million Stryker Hip Recall Charge

Posted February 19, 2014 in Related Articles , Stryker Hipsby With 0 comment

Metal hip device maker, Stryker Corporation, saw a reduction in Stryker hip recall charges during the final months of last year, according to its earnings report for the fourth-quarter of 2013. The company also reported that profits were up 43 percen.... Read More »

Judge Rules that Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuit Claims Not Preempted

Posted January 28, 2014 in Related Articles , Smith and Nephew Hipsby With 0 comment

A request to deny a motion to dismiss a Smith & Nephew hip implant lawsuit has been rejected by a federal judge in Illinois. The complaint had alleged that the Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing system is defective. The Birmingham hip .... Read More »

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Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is generally performed to relieve pain and improve mobility in patients with severe hip damage caused by arthritis, fracture, traumatic injury, or other condition. There are three common hip replacement procedures, total hip replacement, partial hip replacement and hip resurfacing. In a total hip replacement,  the entire hip joint (ball, socket and femoral stem) is removed and replaced with prosthetic components. In a partial hip replacement, only the femoral head (or ball) is replaced. And in a hip resurfacing procedure only the socket (or cup) is replaced and the surface of the ball is reshaped and capped with a rounded metal component.

Metal-on-Metal Hip Complications

Hip replacement components can be made from a variety of materials such as plastics, ceramics, and metals. However, in recent years, metal-on-metal hips became increasingly popular given their durability and expectation that they would last longer and give younger, more active patients increased mobility. Unfortunately, recent findings have revealed that the surfaces of these hip implants can fret and corrode, releasing metal ions, particulate matter and debris into the bloodstream and space surrounding the implant, putting patients at greater risk for metallosis, osteolosis, pain, infection, swelling, loosening, and other serious complications. Often these conditions require the need for revision surgery. The goal of revision surgery is to relieve pain and restore hip function in the patient by replacing the artificial hip implants that have failed or been damaged. In general, hip revision surgery is a higher risk and more difficult procedure, usually requiring more bone to be removed in order to replace the old implant.

We Handle Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuits Nationwide

Recently two of the world’s largest medical device manufacturers, Stryker Orthopaedics and DePuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled some of their most popular hip implant devices after early failure rates and other serious metal-on-metal hip complications associated with these devices were found. On July 6, 2012, a Stryker Hip Recall was issued for the Rejuvenate and the ABG II modular-neck hip stems after data revealed that the modular-neck stems may cause adverse local tissue reactions manifesting with pain, swelling, infection, and metallosis.  On August 24, 2010, a worldwide DePuy Hip Recall was announced for the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System, after data showed that both DePuy ASR hip replacement systems had excessively high failure rates. Despite these recalls, other metal-on-metal hip implants still remain available.

Thousands of hip replacement recall lawsuits have already been filed. If you were implanted with a metal-on-metal hip, manufactured by Stryker, Depuy, Biomet, Smith & Nephew or Wright, whether it has been recalled or not, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit. For a free and immediate case evaluation please call Bernstein Liebhard today at 1-888-727-7285.