Thousands Face Hip Revision Surgery From Recalled Implants
The Greensboro, N.C., attorneys at Ward Black Law continue to follow the progression of claims and lawsuits against Stryker® Orthopaedics and its partners in the wake of their recall of the Stryker® Rejuvenate hip implant device and related ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem devices. The faulty devices have left many Americans who received the implant in an artificial hip replacement surgery facing a painful hip revision surgery to repair damage done by failed devices.
Other patients are in a similar plight after receiving metal hip implants manufactured by DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Bloomberg recently reported that sources say total settlements to patients in the U.S. could exceed 3 billion dollars in those cases, with potential payments of more than $300,000 to individuals filing claims. DePuy recalled 37,000 of its ASR hip replacement implants in the U.S. in 2010.
Patients with defective implants are not the only ones suffering in the midst of these recalls. Some medical professionals are struggling as the line for patients with hip revision surgery needs continues to grow. Dr. Robert Zann has performed more than 100 of the delicate procedures in the last year, and expects many more similar operations in the days ahead, according to a recent article from the Palm Beach Post.
Repairing the damage done in these cases is often not easy after an initial artificial hip replacement procedure has been performed. Bone and tissue damage from defective implants complicate these costly surgeries immensely.
Patients with faulty devices suffer from a wide range of side-effects and symptoms including pain, metallosis (metal poisoning), bone, nerve or muscle damage and more. You can read more about these in our information overview page.
At Ward Black Law, we know that the consequences from a defective medical device, like a hip implant, can be overwhelming. Trying to simply understand your rights and options is not always easy, but it is especially difficult in the midst of ongoing pain and mounting medical bills. It is so important that you find legal counsel you can trust in a time like this.
We have the integrity, experience, compassion and knowledge you need whether it’s in a confidential consultation about your particular circumstances or in the courtroom.
If you have had an artificial hip replacement involving a Stryker® Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem or a DePuy ASR hip replacement product, contact Ward Black Law for a free case evalutation. There are no up-front or out-of-pocket expenses for our hip recall clients.
However, the statute of limitations, or the maximum time frame by which many hip revision surgery claims may be filed, is rapidly approaching. Several claims in other hip implant cases have recently settled for as much as $300,000. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to seek amends for the hardships you have endured.
We are here to answer your questions and help you understand your next steps with no obligation. Call Ward Black Law toll free at 877-256-1214 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.