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Doctors perform a surprising number of hip replacement surgeries in the United States each year. In fact, estimates by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 11 million Americans will undergo hip and knee replacement surgery by 2030. The good news is that hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful operations performed, with high rates of recovery. When a hip replacement operation is unsuccessful or leads to complications, the cause may be the hip replacement device itself. In recent years tens of thousands of defective medical device lawsuits have been filed all over the country indicating serious problems with some of the most popular hip replacement devices. Many of these cases have been settled with multi-million dollar awards to compensate the victims. If you or a loved one had hip replacement surgery and are concerned about potential long-term problems associated with defective devices, contacting a personal injury lawyer is your best option. Our team is handles defective hip replacement injury cases throughout the state of Florida. Call us today at (877) 448-8404 for your free consultation.

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Hip Replacement Device Recalls

Most of the time, recalls of defective products start with manufacturers voluntarily recalling devices they identify as problematic. Unfortunately, this also gives the manufacturers opportunities to obscure the extent of the issue by settling claims out of court. Medical device makers are well-funded and have teams of lawyers whose sole job it is to ensure positive publicity. Many settlements for defective devices simply do not get public attention and unsuspecting individuals may live in constant pain or develop life-threatening illnesses from devices with a known problem.

When a car company produces a defective part, it is easy for consumers to find information about safety recalls. The medical community is different. It is not easy for consumer to find out what devices are recalled or why there are recalls for particular devices. Unlike automotive manufacturing, there is no single database tracking recalls. The situation is further complicated by extensive medical and legal language the average person doesn’t understand. Many people simply accept the pain and suffering they experience every day because they are unaware that the device they had implanted might be the cause.

Symptoms of Defective Hip Replacement Implants

The best way for consumers to know there is a potential problem with a medical device is to be informed about potential symptoms of a problem before a serious medical emergency happens. While each medical device may result in different types of injuries, some common symptoms implicate problems with hip replacement devices.

● Increases in pain in hip or groin
● Numbness
● Changes to walk or gait
● Inflammation
● Neurological changes
● Circulatory or cognitive problems
● Bone loss
● Renal or thyroid changes
● Skin rashes
● Blood poisoning

Many of these symptoms are caused by metal-on-metal hip joint implants. Some of the devices on the market today have been shown to create metallic dust from friction that leads to poisoning. In most cases, an individual suffering from symptoms of a defective hip replacement device will need to undergo a second, corrective surgery to replace the defective device. Unlike automotive defects that are paid for by the manufacturer, consumers are frequently on the hook for medical bills from a corrective hip replacement surgery.

An attorney that specializes in fighting for victim rights against manufacturers of defective or recalled products can help you get the medical care you need and hold the device maker accountable so you are not stuck with thousands in medical bills.

Symptoms of Defective Hip Replacement Implants

Chances are good that if you have had a hip replacement, you do not know what brand or model of implant your surgeon used. The best way to find out if your implant is subject to a recall is to contact your physician and ask for the brand and model. Most recalls are initiated by the manufacturer rather than through a federal agency. The United States Food and Drug Administration is responsible for making recall information about hip replacement implants publicly available.

Recent Recalls
Very few hip replacement implants have been recalled prior to 2003, though statistical data also indicates that the number of implants used has skyrocketed since then. Currently, the FDA has issued recalls for the following products:

● DePuy ASR Acetabular & Resurfacing System
● Stryker Rejuvenate ABG II
● Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular, Modular SMF, Modular Redapt Femoral Hip Systems
● Wright Conserve Plus and Profemur Z Hip Stem
● Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component
Six companies that make hip implants recalled products for labelling errors, five experienced manufacturing defects, and four were recalled for problems with packaging. There are dozens of companies with implants on the market today. Many of the designs are excellent, work great, and provide over a decade of function and relief. Unfortunately, quite a large number of metal-on-metal implants developed and used over the last several decades have proven problematic. There are currently no FDA-approved metal-on-metal hip implants.

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How will hip replacement attorney help?

If you or your loved one suffered a severe burn injury, our dangerous drug attorneys are ready to conduct a thorough investigation. We will determine what happened, why it happened, who should be held accountable, and what steps must be taken to get you justice and full compensation. We will help you navigate your way through the legal process, and fight to protect your rights and help recover the compensation your and your loved ones deserve.

How much is my case worth?

The lawsuit may seek compensation for past and future pain and suffering, fright and shock, scarring, and other types of non-economic claims. The suit may also seek compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. Florida also allows punitive or exemplary damages against a manufacturer. These awards can be substantial and vary from case to case depending on the severity of the injuries and extent of the medical treatment .

Protect Your Legal Rights. Speak to our Hip Replacement Lawyer today.

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries from the use of a dangerous drug, contact a defective drug lawyer at AJK Legal to investigate your claim and advise on your legal options. Often, a dangerous drug lawsuit must be filed within a certain time frame from the date of the injury, known as a Statute of Limitations. To ensure you are not giving up your right to possible compensation or other benefits, please contact us immediately at (877) 448-8404.