Many people who have had hip replacement surgery have suffered due to defective hip implants. While hip replacement surgery promised increased mobility and enhanced quality of life, the opposite proved to be true. If you have suffered due to a DePuy hip replacement, Zimmer Durom Cup implant, or another defective hip implant, it is important to explore your legal options.
We can handle cases involving any of the following, and more:
At Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC, we are currently taking cases involving defective hip implants. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide range of defective product cases. We are prepared to help you obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other hardships.
A medical device can affect every patient differently, but some of the common symptoms, side effects, and complications that have been documented to result from a defective hip replacement include a wide variety of conditions.
These conditions include:
Many people have also developed metallosis caused by microscopic metal shavings, which detach from the device and become “debris” that the body tries to attack. This can cause pain, infection, inflammation, bone or tissue loss, and scarring.
Additionally, chromium or cobalt poisoning may occur and can cause additional complications, such as:
DePuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson, announced on Aug. 26, 2010, a nationwide DePuy hip recall of two ASR hip replacement systems it manufactures, the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. These artificial hips and joint replacement models contain design flaws stemming from too-shallow cups that do not properly house the ball associated with the joint replacements. This latest medical product recall for Johnson & Johnson affects all 93,000 devices that have been implanted since they became available for use in July 2003.
As a result of this design flaw, the metal parts have been known to scrape against one another. This is causing a wide variety of complications, and the device is failing much earlier than the 20 years it is supposed to last. Doctors must remove and replace the device, and the use of these specific models has been discontinued.
As part of the DePuy hip recall, Johnson & Johnson has announced that it intends to cover the reasonable and customary costs of monitoring and treatment related to defective hip replacements. However, this is misleading because it requires an extensive claims process in which you also must provide access to your medical records and proof of the failed hip, which would otherwise be used as evidence in a hip replacement lawsuit against the company. Then, if all of these conditions are met, DePuy or Johnson & Johnson will pay only out-of-pocket expenses that are not covered by your insurance.
A defective hip implant can leave you with a wide range of hardships and losses. You may have unmanageable medical bills you wouldn’t have had if you hadn’t had the surgery. Your defective hip implant may have rendered you disabled and unable to work and earn a paycheck. You may also experience severe pain and suffering, scarring, and emotional distress.
In pursuing a lawsuit on your behalf, our defective hip implant lawyers in Memphis can seek full and fair compensation for all of these hardships. Our lawyers take into account not only your present day hardships, but also the challenges you may face far into the future, including additional surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.
Call our defective hip implant attorneys in Memphis today at (901) 466-2006 to schedule a free consultation. We have a second office located in Olive Branch, Mississippi for your convenience.
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