When a person in Arkansas –or anywhere in America- receives a hip implant, they should be able to trust that the medical device will not do them any unreasonable or undisclosed harm. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In recent years, several styles of implanted hip replacements have been recalled. The DePuy ASR hip resurfacing system, DePuy ASR XL acetabular system and Stryker hip prosthetics may be among the most well-known called hip replacements, but they’re certainly not the only medical implants that have cause people harm in Arkansas. Everyone who undergoes arthroplasty surgery should be aware of the risks as well as the benefits. If a person suffers further injury due to a medical implant like the Apex Arc hip system, that person may be able to seek monetary compensation.
Apex Arc Hip System Comes Into Question
When OmniLife Science Inc. introduced the Apex Arc hip system to the public, they asserted their product to be a forerunner in the hip prosthetic revolution. In a press release that appeared in the Milford Mirror May 31, 2012, the Apex Arc hip system was said to come with no chance of causing metallosis or other problems common to metal-on-metal implants. But according to the most recent lawsuit, that statement may have been premature. In June 2014, a lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts on behalf of a Florida woman who suffered a range of medical problems –including symptoms of metallosis- that she alleges were caused by her Apex Arc hip system implant. At the time of this writing, the outcome of the lawsuit is not known, but previous faulty implant cases have cost manufacturers many millions (and in some settlements, billions) of dollars. When somebody is hurt due to a faulty medical device or one that was released to market prior to sufficient testing -as the lawsuit in Massachusetts alleges was done with the Apex Arc hip system- the company that made the device should be held responsible for compensation.
Have You Been Injured?
If you were injured by the Apex Arc hip system or other hip implant, consider seeking legal assistance. Anyone in Arkansas who has been harmed by a medical implant should be fully informed of their options in their particular situation. Nobody should try to reach a settlement with a product manufacturer without the advice and guidance of an attorney who has experience handling similar claims.
Contact Attorney Group for Arkansas today for your free, no-obligation consultation. We are here to help you stay informed, and to connect you with an experienced attorney who can help you file your lawsuit. Contact us today to learn more about your options.