Why are these cases important?
Defective medical device litigation helps to improve patient safety and holds medical device companies accountable when defective products injure plaintiffs and clients.
Questions about Defective Medical Device Litigation
When a medical device has the potential to fail and cause injury, companies should voluntarily issue a recall. When a company injures patients with defective medical devices, a medical device lawyer may help you recover financial losses, medical expenses and other damages incurred through litigation.
- DePuy ASR Acetabular & Resurfacing System.
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Recall.
- Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular, Modular SMF, Modular Redapt Femoral Hip Systems.
- Wright Conserve Plus and Profemur Z Hip Stem.
- Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component.
The normal lifespan for a hip replacement is about 15 to 20 years, but defective products may fail much earlier than expected.
- Sensitivity or a skin rash
- Bone loss
- Chronis pain
- Difficulty walking
- Blood poisoning
- Cobalt poisoning
- Circulatory issues
- Neurological changes
There are several models on the market, some made of plastic, and some metal on metal hips that have been known to cause problems.
Yes, any foreign material implanted into the human body may not be tolerated, but this is rare.
Pain, inflammation, infection, immobility and a sense of instability are all good signs there may be a problem with your hip implant.
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Defective products on the market present safety and health hazards for adults and children. Cheap and defective products may pose fire and burn risks; electrocution, strangulation and choking risks; and severe health risks. The manufacturers of consumer products have a duty to foresee potential injury and properly design and test products before they are released.
Companies must also properly warn consumers of any risks associated with their products. Any failure to protect consumers that results in accidents and injury can lead to lawsuits filed by plaintiffs and their Cincinnati product liability lawyer
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to a defective product or recalled product to obtain just compensation under the law.
IN RE: DEPUY ASR
METAL ON METAL HIP IMPLANTS
Nationwide Consolidation in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. The Depuy ASR Hip design was plagued with problems related to premature loosening and metallosis, caused by chromium and cobalt entering the blood stream. The resulting injuries were a result of the metal-on-metal friction inherent with the design of the product. Depuy recalled the ASR and entered into a global settlement valued at $2.5 Billion to cover an estimated 8,000 patients. The Lyon Firm represented several clients in the original settlement and continues to be active in this litigation. The settlement funds provided compensation for the revision surgeries, including compensating for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
IN RE: BIOMET MSA MAGNUM
METAL ON METAL HIP IMPLANTS
Nationwide Consolidation in U.S District Court, Northern District of Indiana. Similar to the Depuy ASR, the Biomet metal-on-metal hip design allegedly contributed to premature hip failures and metallosis due to the metal friction. Biomet entered into a global settlement valued at $56 million to cover a few thousand claims. The Lyon Firm represented several plaintiffs in the original settlement and continues to be active in this litigation.