Each year, more than 300,000 people receive artificial hip implants. Although hip replacement surgery may drastically improve a patient’s quality of life, serious side effects associated with defective hip implants have resulted in extensive hip replacement recalls worldwide.

Hip Replacement Systems Recalled

Hip replacement systems recently recalled by manufacturers in the United States include:

DePuy Orthopaedics

Stryker® Orthopedics

Wright Medical Technology

  • Wright Medical Technology PROFEMUR System

Many of these recalled hip replacements are metal-on-metal implants, meaning that the major components are made of metal. This is of particular concern, as many metal-on-metal hip replacements have demonstrated a tendency to shed fine metal fragments into the patient’s body and bloodstream, resulting in hip implant failure and several of the health issues listed below:

  • Unusual hip pain and/or swelling
  • Metallosis (metal poisoning)
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Muscle damage
  • Loosening of the implant
  • Dislocation of the implant

If you underwent hip replacement surgery, were implanted with a recalled hip replacement system and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, we encourage you to seek medical attention by a qualified surgeon and the legal advice of the hip recall attorneys at Ward Black Law.

Do you have a case?

During a free consultation, the hip recall attorneys at Ward Black Law will review your case and determine if it’s likely that you have a viable legal claim. The statute of limitations, or the maximum time frame after an event by which legal proceedings may be filed, for many hip implant failure and recall lawsuits is rapidly approaching, so act now!

The experienced legal team at Ward Black Law is standing by to answer your questions, conduct a free case review, and quickly help you file your hip implant failure claim and/or lawsuit. Contact the hip recall attorneys at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., today! You can reach us by phone at 18005319191, by email, or online.

For more information on hip implant failure symptoms and hip replacement recalls, visit our Hip Recall Resources page.