Hip replacement recall attorneys and medical device makers will face off in a Pennsylvania courtroom to determine whether a man who underwent hip replacement surgery with a now-recalled device should receive compensation for his associated pain and suffering. Whether the device maker allegedly marketed the device without first running adequate tests is among the issues to be decided during court proceedings, a hip replacement attorney notes.
If you or a loved one received a 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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Lawsuit: Device Maker Failed To Adequately Test Hip Implant
According to The Pennsylvania Record, a Pennsylvania man is seeking more than $75,000 in damages to cover medical and legal expenditures associated with the placement of an alleged defective Acetabular System, or ASR, hip replacement device. The plaintiff claims that his injuries associated with the defective device led to loss of wages, scarring, pain and suffering and an inability to enjoy life, among other allegations. DePuy Orthopedics, DePuy, Inc., Johnson & Johnson of Brunswick, New Jersey, and Johnson & Johnson International of Delaware are among those facing claims of negligence and damages in the lawsuit.
The plaintiff underwent hip replacement surgery in 2007, three years before reports of product failure and associated risks led to the recall of the ASR device. He alleges that the company failed to sufficiently test the device before marketing it, and that the device-maker’s negligence is the reason he experienced injuries, metal poisoning and other complications after its initial placement, the website reported.
Injured Patients May be Eligible for Compensation
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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