Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed and are continuing to be filed on behalf of those with serious complications following their hip replacements. The product liability lawyers at Taylor King Law are reviewing potential class action lawsuits and individual claims at no cost.
We are committed to being on your side – by your side. If you need to speak with a metal hip replacement lawyer, contact Taylor King today.
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What Are the Dangers of Metal Hip Replacements?
Metal-on-metal implants grew in popularity during the early 2000s. Although promoted as more durable than their counterparts, metal-on-metal implants have resulted in numerous complications, including loosening and dislocation, as well as pain.
More specifically, metal-on-metal implants can shed microscopic metallic elements, including cobalt and chromium, which can enter the bloodstream, leading to metallosis. According to the FDA, the metal ball and metal cup that comprises the metal-on-metal implant will slide against one another while walking or running, causing the release of metallic particles.
What is metallosis?
Metallosis is a type of metal poisoning that results from high levels of toxic metals in the bloodstream. Metallosis can result in the death of bone or tissue, and lead to complications with the brain, heart, or eyes.
Can I File a Lawsuit Against Metal Hip Manufacturers?
Yes, lawsuits are being actively filed on behalf of those experiencing complications from their metal-on-metal hip implants.
Hip manufacturers have ceased production on a number of metal hip components. Others have faced recalls, and in some cases, complications have required additional surgeries.
If you are experiencing complications from a metal hip replacement, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed, and billions of dollars have been awarded. If you’re unsure whether you should file a lawsuit, contact a metal hip replacement lawyer who can answer your questions.
Metal-on-Metal Implant Manufacturers
The following manufacturers have faced lawsuits and continue to face lawsuits arising from complications from their metal-on-metal implants:
DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson company, has paid an estimated 6 billion dollars in settlements and verdicts between their ASR Hip System and Pinnacle Hip Replacement. In addition, attorney generals from at least 45 states have filed lawsuits against DePuy claiming the company has made misleading claims.
Numerous lawsuits filed against the manufacturer, Stryker, have targeted several of their products including, but not limited to their ABG II Hip Replacements, LFIT V40 Femoral Heads, and most recently, Tritanium Acetabular Shells. Tritanium is a titanium-based alloy, and only in the last several years have complications arisen with the shell (cup).
Zimmer, in addition to Biomet (acquired in 2015), has paid millions to settle cases regarding their Durom Cup, an artificial socket. Additionally, the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis, including the Versys Femoral Head, is in the early stages of litigation.
Smith & Nephew
At least 4 hip replacement models have been listed in lawsuits against Smith & Nephew: the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System (BHR), R3 Acetabular Hip System Metal Liners, as well as Smith & Nephew’s Modular Redapt Hip Implants and Modular SMF.
Metal Hip Replacement Lawyers
The personal injury lawyers at Taylor King Law are committed to being on your side – by your side.
We are committed to ensuring the manufacturers who failed to properly assess and test failing metal hip implants are held accountable. A lawsuit may be the most effective way of bringing you the compensation you deserve.
Contact Taylor King today for a free consultation. You’ll speak with a personal injury lawyer equipped to help you navigate potential steps. You can contact us online by filling out the form below.
We’re prepared to answer your questions. And, if necessary, we’ll ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. If you suspect that you or someone you know has suffered due to a faulty metal hip implant, contact our metal hip replacement attorneys today at (870) 293-0141 or toll-free at 1(800) 227-9732.
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Metal hip replacement lawsuits are handled on a contingency-fee-basis. You won’t owe us anything unless you receive compensation for your injuries. To find out more, contact us today.