A man is suing DePuy Orthopaedics, the manufacturer of the Pinnacle hip implant, alleging that it and other defendants are liable for injuries he received from the hip implant device and for corrective medical procedures that he was forced to undergo as a result of the initial hip implant surgery. Affected patients are pursuing claims for compensation against a number of hip implant device makers with the assistance of a hip implant attorney.
If you or a loved one received a metal-on-metal hip replacement and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated hip replacement attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
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Claim: Device Maker Was Aware That Hip Implant Could Fail
A man injured after the placement of an alleged defective hip implant device may receive compensation for damages if a jury determines the device maker knowingly marketed a flawed product and acted negligently. The Louisiana Record reports that the plaintiff allegedly suffered physically impairment and experienced pain and suffering after he received a Pinnacle hip implant device, sold by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics. The plaintiff alleges that the metal ball and socket joint generates metal debris, causing inflammation of the surrounding tissues and metal ion contamination, or blood poisoning, even after removal of the hip implant.
Among the allegations made in the plaintiff’s complaint is that the hip implant device is known to cause contamination and inflammation of body tissue because its defective design releases metal debris into the body. Additional details of the December 2015 lawsuit reveal that the plaintiff claims the defendants were aware that the device could fail soon after placement. Breach of implied warranty, product liability and negligence are among other claims the defendants face in the upcoming jury trial, the website reported.
A Hip Implant Attorney Can Help Injured Parties
Device makers have a duty to design and produce safe products, and to warn of possible risks associated with their products. Failure to fulfill that duty can result in injuries to patients, and the device maker being held liable for those injuries.
Patients who are injured by metal-on-metal hip replacements may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from injuries. Compensation can be based on factors including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from an injury
- Loss of income or ability to work due to loss of mobility
If a loved one dies after complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Loss of financial support
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one
Affected patients and their families are encouraged to seek the advice of a hip replacement attorney to discuss their legal rights and options for compensation.
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If you have suffered complications from your metal-on-metal hip replacement, contact Attorney Group. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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