A number of brands of Hip Implants have failed to work properly, causing a number of painful complications, which in some cases has required further surgery. The metal-on-metal Hip Replacement Systems have had a particularly high failure rate, with the metal parts rubbing together, creating metal debris and failure of the implant.
Some of these Hip Implants and their manufacturers are:
Biomet Regenerex® RingLoc®+ Modular Acetabular System
Stryker Hip Implants
Birmingham Hip Replacement
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system
Metal on Metal Hip Implants
Wright Medical Hip Implants
Wright Conserve Plus
DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System
DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System
DePuy Pinnacle® Acetabular Cup System
Zimmer Durom Cup
Johnson & Johnson
Dynasty Hip Implant
Biomet M2a 38
Stryker ABG II
Smith & Nephew R3
How did a hip implant cause my injury?
How can I obtain Compensation for my or my loved one’s Injuries?
How did the Hip Implant’s manufacturer get away with releasing a dangerous product to the market?
Have other people in my situation filed Hip Implant lawsuits and recovered money?
Do I have a Hip Implant case?
Inflammation/infection of bone or soft tissue
Dislocation of the implant
Breakage of the implant
Loosening of the implant
Pain in the hip, groin, thigh or lower back
Fracture of the bone around the hip
Inability to walk or stand up
Problems with organs and tissue from metal
The DePuy ASR devices, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopedics, were some of the first replacement hips to cause problems and spark lawsuits around the world. The products were approved without having to conduct clinical trials, receiving 510(k) clearance from the FDA in 2005.
By 2008, the FDA had received 400 complaints relating to patients who had an ASR device implanted. In the same year, a report found that 13% of patients who received an ASR hip replacement required a second hip replacement surgery. Evidence of genetic damage was also found in patients who had a DePuy ASR hip implant implanted.
Despite the ASR devices being voluntarily recalled from the Australian market by DePuy in 2009 (due to data from the Australian Medical Device Registry showing a higher than expected failure rate of the hip replacement devices), the worldwide recall didn’t come until August 2010. The company claimed the Australia recall was due to poor sales. By the time the DePuy ASR hip recall took place, 93,000 DePuy hip replacement surgeries had been performed worldwide.
Subsequent lawsuits relating to the recall of the DePuy ASR devices claim that DePuy Orthopedics knew the replacement hips were defective for many years. This is largely due to the Australian recall and the fact that in 2006, DePuy sent a letter to medical professionals warning them that the DePuy ASR replacement hips had a high rate of failure in patients of small stature, women and people with weak bones.
J&J will pay out more than $4 billion in settlements to resolve 7,500 plus product liability lawsuits related to injuries from DePuy hip implants. Victims of the defective hip implant units involved in the settlement are expected to receive an average of $300,000 each in compensation.
The settlement does not prevent other victims of failed hip implants from seeking compensation. Currently J&J faces over 10,000 additional lawsuits due to failed DePuy implants in courts across the country.
Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is currently accepting Defective Hip Implant cases on a Nationwide Basis. If you or someone you know has been injured or died as a result of having a Replacement Hip installed, contact our Hip Implant Attorneys today for a Free Case Evaluation.
Please use the form on this page or contact our Hip Implant Lawyers today at 1-888-354-8224 .
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