Hip Replacement Lawsuit News and Information
Problems with the Wright Profemur Hip System could cause the implant to fail within a few years of hip replacement surgery. This may result in severe pain and the need for additional hip revision surgery. WRIGHT PROFEMUR HIP LAWSUIT STATUS: Product liability lawyers are reviewing potential Wright Profemur hip replacement lawsuits for individuals who have […]
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Despite a 2009 warning, the medical community failed to take action to mitigate the risks of a deadly condition linked to bone cement used during some hip replacement surgeries.
Researchers warn that bone cement used during hip replacement surgeries has been linked to dozens of deaths in recent years and is becoming more common.
Amid a growing number of DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits and mounting concerns about problems with metal-on-metal hip replacement systems, DePuy has announced that it is discontinuing the metal line made exclusively for the Pinnacle Acetabular Cup system.
Researchers indicate that individuals who suffer unexplained hip pain after receiving a metal-on-metal hip replacement are likely suffering tissue damage, as opposed to wear or degradation of the components.
Researchers indicate that women may be almost 30% more likely than men to have a total hip replacement fail, leading to the recommendation that gender be considered an important factor in patient management and device innovation.
A Florida man has filed a class action lawsuit over the Stryker Rejuvenate hip, alleging that individuals who received the recalled modular hip stem should receive free medical monitoring to make sure they do not suffer problems associated with metal blood poisoning that may occur as the metal parts rub against each other.
Over the past week, Stryker has been hit with at least four new product liability lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals who allege they suffered problems from the recalled Rejuvenate hip system.
Stryker Corp. estimates that the total costs associated with their Rejuvenate hip recall, including payments to cover additional medical treatment and personal injury settlements paid to individuals who received the defective modular hip implant, could cost the company up to $390 million.
A new hip replacement lawsuit has been filed over the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate modular neck component, alleging that the manufacturer dragged its feet in warning about the risk of early failure or removing the hip implant from the market.
Zimmer Holdings has indicated that the total costs associated with product liability lawsuits filed over problems with their Durom Acetabular cup, which was temporarily recalled in 2008, may exceed $600 million.
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