Hip Replacement Litigation
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According to research, more than 500,000 patients in the United States received artificial, all-metal implants during hip replacement surgical procedures. Many manufacturers of these products claim that these implants, made up of ball-and-socket components, are more durable and provide a better range of motion than previous-generation artificial implants, which were made with metal, plastic, and ceramics. Unfortunately, many patients who have undergone hip surgery and received the all-metal implants have suffered extreme pain and other consequences as a result.
If you or someone you love is suffering from physical pain after undergoing a hip replacement surgery, we urge you to contact a Dallas product liability lawyer from Lyons & Simmons, LLP right away. We help people who have suffered due to the following implants:
- DePuy ASR Acetabular & Resurfacing System
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Recall
- Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System
- Wright Conserve Plus and Profemur Z Hip Stem
- Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component
To discuss your case with our legal team, call Lyons & Simmons, LLP right away. We can work diligently to defend your rights and future.
Symptoms of Hip Replacement Failure
A countless number of patients who received all-metal hip implants have suffered muscle damage, crippling tissue, and debilitating pain following surgery. As a result, many hip replacement patients have been forced to undergo additional, costly, and painful revision operations to remove the faulty metal implants and insert other devices.
Patients who have received all-metal implants should be aware that the following symptoms may indicate that their device is not functioning correctly or safely:
- Regular and prolonged pain in the leg, hip, or groin
- Swelling near or at the hip joint
- A change or limp in walking ability
Lawsuits Against Stryker and Other Manufacturers
Recently, Stryker issued warnings related to certain sizes and offsets for the V40 taper models. However, reports show that this warning may be more widespread. According to research, the taper is TMZF, a proprietary beta titanium alloy, where a metal head is used. Reports show that this can cause erosion, fretting, and wear debris at the head and neck junction of the device. Researchers estimate there have been more than 400,000 Stryker V40 taper implants and about half of these implants included the use of metal heads. Of the 200,000, researchers estimate there has been a 25% failure rate. These hazards are not limited to Stryker. Similar cases have been brought against Zimmer M/L Tape (Kinectiv).
While some patients are not symptomatic, many of these devices present pain, decreased range of motion, elevated metal and head disassociation, and other symptoms. Additionally, we have seen premature revision surgeries, which result in findings of corrosion and necrotic tissue and could lead to joint instability and a higher rate of post-op infection. While long-term effects of this metal poisoning are still being researched, we would like to protect the rights of patients immediately.
Suffering Pain After Hip Replacement Surgery? Call Our Team Today.
If you have undergone hip replacement surgery and are suffering from physical pain or any other abnormalities, call our Dallas dangerous medical device attorneys right away. We can evaluate your case, advise you of your rights, and fight to pursue monetary compensation for any physical pain, emotional distresses, lost wages, or therapy costs you may have endured as a result.
Don’t wait to retain experienced legal counsel. Call Lyons & Simmons, LLP today at (844) 297-8898 and let us put our experience and skills on your side.