What is a Hip Replacement?
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. This procedure is normally performed to relieve arthritis
pain or fix severe physical joint damage. The different manufacturers of Hip Replacements include:
- Johnson & Johnson
- Stryker Corporation
- Smith & Nephew
- Biomet, Inc.
- Encore Orthopedics
- Wright Medical Technology
- Zimmer Holdings
How Can Hip Replacements Harm You?
Although the artificial hip was meant to improve the qualiy of life of its user, reports of hip implant failures have been increasingly cite since 2010. It is now known that metal-on-metal hip implants fail at much greater rates than metal-on-plastic or ceramic-on-ceramic.
- Injuries from falied implants include:
- Vein thrombosis
- Metal Toxicity
- Nerve Palsy
- Chronic Pain
- Leg Length Inequality
In fact, the risk of injury is so great that certain hip implants have been recalled such as Depuy ASR, Stryker Rejuvenate, Stryker ABG II, Biomet Mallory-Head, Zimmer Mayo Hip, Zimmer Durom Cup, Exactech Opteon, and Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular Systems. Unfortunately, some metal-on-metal hip implants remain in use for new procedures.
How Can We Help?
Attorneys at the Madeksho Law Firm, PLLC will shoulder the burden of taking on the medical device and product industry on behalf of our clients just like it has taken on corporate wrongdoers for over 40 years. There is no reason to hesitate invoking your right to a medical device made safe by adequate warning, adequate research or adequate design. If a medical device carries risks; at least the manufacturer should be honest about it and share whatever those risks are. Call us today and we will explain your legal rights and how we can help. If you choose Madeksho Law Firm, PLLC for legal advice, we will do our duty to keep you informed and protected in a professional, compassionate manner.