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Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against most of the major hip implant manufacturers in the last few years. There has been an epidemic of early failures of hip implant devices.
Most of these early failures are caused by metal debris leaching from either the metal on metal interface between the hip implant ball and the cup or from corrosion in the joint between the neck on the stem that inserts in the back of the ball and the ball of the implant. This leaching metal debris causes a condition called metallosis. Metallosis is damage to the tissue in the hip joint that causes fluid to build up, pain, and loosening of the implant. Usually, blood testing will show elevated chromium and cobalt levels. This metal in the blood may be toxic to other organs in the body.
Lawsuits have been filed because these hip implant failures are due to poor design and lack of proper testing by the manufacturers. Earlier designs of hip implants that had been used for decades did not have this problem. The manufacturers rushed new designs to market to try to increase their sales and their profits. These companies put profits ahead of patient safety.
Thousands of these lawsuits have already been settled and a few have gone to jury trials. We are filing new lawsuits every week for people who have suffered a failure of their hip implant.
A few of the types of implants that are involved in these lawsuits are the Stryker Rejuvenate, Stryker Accolade, DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Wright Medical Converse, Wright Profemur, and the Encore hip implants. The DePuy ASR and Pinnacle suffer from metallic debris from the metal on metal cup and ball articulation. The Wright Converse lawsuits also involve the metal on metal articulation. The Stryker Rejuvenate and the Stryker Accolade devices are failing as a result of crevice corrosion in the joint between the modular neck and the ball. The Wright Profemur cases involve fracturing of the titanium necks of the devices. The Encore hip implants cases involve both metallosis from a metal on metal articulation between the cup and the ball and crevice corrosion at the joint between the neck and the ball of the implant.
If you have suffered a failure of your hip implant it is important to get legal advice immediately from Saunders & Walker because there are time limits for filing these lawsuits. Our nationwide firm can quickly evaluate your case at no cost to you and we can represent you on a percentage fee basis for a money damage claim against the manufacturer of your hip implant device if you have had a failure of your implant that is the fault of the manufacturer.
Get immediate answers to your questions about hip replacement today by calling us today at 1-800-748-7115