Dangerous Hip Replacements Requiring Revision Surgery
Metal hip replacements are implanted in patients after the arthritic ball of their upper femur and the damaged bone and cartilage from their hip socket is removed. The damaged bone and cartilage are replaced with implants made from materials such as metal alloys. However, high failure rates in the design and manufacture of the replacement hips have resulted in major injuries to thousands of patients. Major manufacturers of failed hip implants are DePuy Orthopaedics (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), Stryker Orthopedics, Biomet and Wright Medical Technology.
Injured patients who were given metal hip replacement implants have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers mentioned above, alleging that the companies sold defective products. Complaints include allegations that the companies failed to properly test the metal hip replacement devices, engaged in fraudulent marketing activities, and failed to warn doctors and patients about the dangers associated with the device. Common complications cited by consumers include:
- Hip Fracture
- Hip Breakage
- Hip Degradation
- Metal Poisoning
- Hip Discomfort Requiring Revision Surgeries
Defective Hip Implant? Contact a Kansas City Lawyer
Make sure you protect your legal rights and involve an attorney who can help you with your dangerous and defective hip implant claim or lawsuit. With our experience in this field and the resources to properly investigate your claim, we are confident in our ability to help you seek the financial damages you need.
To learn more, contact Wendt Law Firm P.C. today.