Hip Replacement Lawsuits
If you or a loved one have suffered complications after hip replacement surgery, especially if you had additional revision surgery, you may be entitled to significant compensation without ever going to court.
Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
Although many hip replacement systems have caused serious problems, Metal-on-Metal hip replacements have been associated with the most serious side effects, including a significantly higher rate of failure compared to other hip implants. The design of these devices results in metal components rubbing together which can release metal fragments into the blood stream and cause metal poisoning and premature failure.
In two recent 2016 cases, 11 people were awarded over $1.5B after their Depuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants failed.
Stryker Corp. has recently agreed to compensate patients who had surgery to replace their Rejuvenate and/or ABG II modular-neck hip stems a base award of $300,000 for each revised hip.
Types of Metal Hip Implant Systems Include:
- DePuy ASR (recalled)
- DePuy Pinnacle
- Stryker ABG II (recalled)
- Stryker Rejuvenate (recalled)
- Stryker Accolade
- Biomet M2a
- Smith & Nephew Birmingham
- Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System
- Wright Conserve
- Wright Dynasty
- Wright ProFemur
- Zimmer Durom Cup
- Zimmer Versys
What’s the problem with these Hip Implants?
Many types of metal-on-metal hip replacements are made of chromium-cobalt. When parts of the hip implant grind together, particles of these metals can wear off and accumulate around the implant potentially causing inflammation, pain, pseudo-tumors, bone death, and other complications that may require revision surgery.
According to an FDA warning regarding soft tissue damage from this metal-on-metal grinding:
“Soft tissue damage may lead to pain, implant loosening, device failure and the need for revision surgery (a surgical procedure where the implant is removed and another is put in its place). Some of the metal ions released will enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body, where they may cause symptoms or illnesses elsewhere in the body (systemic reactions).”
If you or a loved one have suffered complications after your hip replacement surgery, we're here to help. Fill out the intake form on this page for a free and no-obligation review of your case. We’ll help you determine if you have a claim, navigate the process, and maximize your potential compensation often without ever stepping foot in court. If you do not receive a recovery through a lawsuit or settlement, you don’t owe us anything.