Boynton Beach Hip Replacement Lawyer
There are over 300,000 hip replacement surgeries in the U.S. each year. This includes thousands of Florida residents. And despite what you might think, hip replacement patients are not all retirees. The procedure has become more common for people in their 40s, which many experts attribute to increased diagnosis of degenerative arthritis caused by “wear-and-tear” on hip joints.
Unfortunately, just because hip replacement surgeries are more commonplace doesn’t mean the procedure is always safe. In recent years there have been thousands of lawsuits filed against manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implants, including DePuy Orthopaedics and Stryker Orthopaedics, alleging their defective devices led to further complications. In many cases patients were forced to undergo additional surgeries to remove and replace defective implants sold by these companies.
If you have been placed in this position and wish to explore your legal options for seeking compensation, the Boynton Beach hip replacement lawyers at Leier Law Firm can help. We have extensive experience in complex medical device litigation. And we can provide an independent assessment of your case and zealously represent your interests should you decide to proceed into litigation.
Have You Received a Defective Hip Replacement from One of These Companies?
Many of the recent hip replacement lawsuits have targeted DuPuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, who manufactured the Pinnacle, ASR XL Acetabular System, and ASR Hip Resurfacing System devices. The ASR XL and ASR Hip Resurfacing System were previously recalled after DuPuy received numerous complaints, and the Pinnacle remains under fire as well. With all of these products, DuPuy claimed the metal-on-metal design would make their hip replacements last longer than other types of implants. But in many cases just the opposite was true.
In addition to DuPuy, the following hip replacement manufacturers and products have been the subjects of lawsuits in recent years:
Stryker: ABG II Modular-neck Hip Stems, Rejuvenate Hip & LFIT V40 Femoral Head.
Wright Medical Technology: Conserve Plus, Lineage, Dynasty, & Profemur Z Hip Stem.
Smith & Nephew plc: Birmingham Hip, R3 Hip Acetabular System, Modular SMF Hip System, Modular Redapt, Revision Femoral Hip System & Emperion Hip System.
Zimmer Holdings: Durom Cup.
Hip replacement patients have reported a variety of adverse side effects connected to their devices, including inflammation and swelling, blood contamination (due to the release of metal shavings from a loose device), bone damage, decreased mobility, and severe pain and discomfort. And as noted above, many patients with defective hip replacements must undergo additional hospitalization.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Leifer & Ramirez Today
Although some manufacturers like DuPuy have said they will cover the medical costs associated with recalled hip replacements, it is still a good idea to work with an experienced defective medical device lawyer who will hold manufacturers accountable for their actions. After all, the costs of a defective hip replacement go far beyond medical bills. You are also entitled to seek compensation for your lost income and pain and suffering associated with the defective device.
Contact Leifer & Ramirez today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. We will evaluate your case and help you determine what your rights are under the law.