Portland Defective Hip Recall Attorney
Four major manufacturers, DePuy, Zimmer, Wright and Biomet, have made hip implants for hip replacement surgery for several years. Despite the expertise these companies claim to have in the field complications do happen. Each company has experienced Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls because of high failure rates. People across the United States have suffered painful, debilitating injuries and symptoms, including:
- Severe pain in the hip, thigh, groin and/or lower back
- Grinding sensations in the hip
- Range of motion limitations
- Fracture preceded by an audible pop or crack
- Difficulty standing
- Stiffness and difficulty performing activities
DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyer
People require revisions to their surgeries, additional time off from work and additional rehabilitation. If you or a loved one has suffered from a defective or recalled hip replacement implant, contact our law firm as soon as possible. At The Johnston Law Firm, in Portland, we provide free initial consultations, and we can help you avoid common personal injury case mistakes.
Types of Hip Recalls
Oregon DePuy Hip Implant Claims
The DePuy ASR Hip Replacement System has a high failure rate. Used in hip replacement surgeries since 2003, defective design and manufacturing has led to tissue damage and pseudo tumors in patients who have received the implants. A voluntary recall of the hip replacement system was issued by the company because the release of high levels of metal ions associated with the defective implant was linked to the serious injuries.
Zimmer Hip Replacement Recall
Zimmer suspended sales of the Zimmer Durom Cup in July 2008 following reports that the defective cup failed to bond to many patients’ who were then required to go back into the hospital for painful surgery revision. The Zimmer Durom Cup recall can still be the basis for claims today.
Biomet Hip Recall
In 2007, Biomet recalled the Tibial Bearing ARCOM UHMWPE, sterile. Improper laser matching for size led to the hip replacement recall. In 2008, Biomet recalled another hip replacement implant called the Modular Microplasty Cup Inserter. This instrument was used for its hip prosthesis acetabular cup component, but the weld at the lock location could break under stress. These defective products were manufactured in January 1998, so if your hip replacement surgery took place after this time, your implant may have been included in the recall.
Wright Hip Recall
The Wright Profemur Total Hip System had a failure rate of 11.2 percent at an age of three years, according to data published in a 2009 annual report of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry.
According to the report, more than one of every nine people who received a Wright Profemur Total Hip System suffered debilitating problems within three years following surgery. Used in hip replacement surgeries since 2005, Wright is still distributing these defective hip replacements.
If you suspect that your hip replacement implant is included in any of these recalls, you should speak with your orthopedic surgeon to obtain more information about your surgery, and then speak with our law firm about your legal options.
Do not sign any documents for any of these companies, even if your doctor asks you to.
Seeking Full and Fair Compensation on Your Behalf
Defective hip replacements can cause severe injuries. If you have suffered pain or reduced range of motion preventing you from working, performing regular activities or even walking, we can help you seek the maximum compensation you deserve, including:
- Previous and future medical expenses
- In-home care/family member care costs
- Disability coverage
- Living expenses
- Lost wages/future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Understand Your Legal Options | Contact Our Oregon DePuy Hip Recall Lawyer Today
The Johnston Law Firm will evaluate your case for free, and you will work with the same Portland defective hip recall lawyer throughout your case. Call us at 503-546-3167, toll free at 888-342-7252, or fill out our free confidential case evaluation form on the bottom. Attorney consultations incur no obligation on your part, and all initial consultations are free of charge.
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