5 Hip Replacement Recalls Patients Should Know About

Metal-on-metal hip replacement designs have promised increased mobility, but reports of complications and injuries have led to hip replacement recalls and lawsuits that allege the medical devices are defective. Metal-on-metal hip attorneys note five hip replacement recalls listed below that patients should know about.

If you or a loved one suffered complications following a metal-on-metal hip replacement, contact Attorney Group for more information about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated metal-on-metal hip attorney.

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Class II Recalls

There are three types of recalls for medical devices with reported defects. Class I recalls involve the most potentially severe and harmful defects. Class II recalls involve a circumstance in which the use of or exposure to a defective product may create unstable or medically reversible adverse health consequences. Class III recalls involve issues that are often minor. Five current or former Class II hip replacement recalls that patients should be aware of include:

  • Zimmer’s Durom Cup
  • Wright Medical’s Conserve Plus and Profemur Z Hip Stem
  • Smith & Nephew’s R3 Acetabular metal liner
  • Stryker Orthopaedics’ Rejuvenate and ABG II
  • DePuy Orthopaedics’ Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) systems

Injured Patients May Be Entitled to 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:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Ability to work
  • Pain and suffering from an injury

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 If you have been injured by a metal-on-metal hip replacement, contact Attorney Group for more information. 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 info@attorneygroup.com.

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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.

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