New York Hip Recall Lawyer
Qualified NYC Defective Product Attorney
Hip replacements can be a necessary surgery for men and women who have
recurring hip injuries. However, some of the hip implants that have been
implanted in men and women in the United States are defective and can
cause serious injury to the patient. If you have had complications from
you hip replacement, you could be the victim of a defective medical implant.
You should speak with one of the experienced NY hip replacement attorneys
at Belushin Law Firm to discuss Zimmer hip replacement lawsuits, Stryker
hip lawsuits, or other types of hip replacement lawsuits.
We offer a
free initial case evaluation!
Defective Hip Implants
Hip implants are a replacement for the acetabulum and femoral head bones
that form the natural hip joint. Some patients only require a partial
implant, but most are outfitted with a prosthetic socket and prosthetic
hip bone that function as the natural hip would. Hip replacements are
used in patients who have severe arthritis or joint damage from multiple
hip fractures. Many of these implants are used on populations over the
age of sixty-five, and when these devices are defective, the patients
endure a great deal of pain and suffering.
In 2010 and 2012, separate medical reports were issued that showed that
the failure rate for hip implants was extremely high. This is particularly
true for metal-on-metal implants. Metal-on-metal prosthetics contain a
metal cup and metal prosthetic femoral bone. When the metal ball rotates
within the metal cup, shards of metal are sheared off and can enter the
bloodstream. This causes cobalt poisoning, infection, and severe pain
to the implant recipient. This is due to a manufacturing defect that puts
implant recipients at risk. Most patients whose hip implants fail require
painful and costly revision surgery to replace their hip replacement.
Recovering the Financial Help You Need
Any hip replacement recipient can understand how painful and costly the
procedure is the first time. Having a second surgery to revise the defects
in the first implant is extremely painful, and costs the patient money
and time. If you have suffered an injury from a defective hip implant,
you shouldn’t have to face these problems alone.
The manufacturers of hip implants are strictly liable for their products, meaning they are responsible if their product has a defect that injures
a person. The victim does not have to show that the manufacturer was negligent
in their design, they
only have to show that their implant was defective and that the defect
caused their injury.
If you have received an implant that was defective and you have suffered
complications, you have a limited amount of time to bring a claim for
your pain and suffering. An experienced NY hip replacement recall lawyer
can help make sure you get a hip replacement settlement for your injuries.
888-918-9890 to get the representation you need today!