The Apex ARC Hip Implant
In April 2011, the FDA approved for market the Apex ARC hip replacement system. Designed and manufactured by OmniLife Science Inc., the prosthetic hip was touted as being substantially different from the Stryker Rejuvenate™ and DePuy ASR™ hip systems, both of which caused serious medical issues in patients and were recalled after a series of personal injury lawsuits. Despite the fact that OmniLife Science claims their Apex ARC system is safer than traditional metal-on-metal prosthetics, some people are already suffering adverse affects that may be directly related to their implanted Apex ARC hip system.
In June 2014, the first lawsuit was filed against OmniLife Science Inc. and their parent company, Orthopaedic Synergy. The plaintiff in the case suffered premature failure of her hip implant which necessitated revision surgery. The plaintiff was found to have elevated blood levels of chromium, cobalt and titanium and was also diagnosed with a painful necrotic pseudo tumor that required surgical debulking. The lawsuit filed in Suffolk County Superior Court alleges that the plaintiff’s health problems are a direct result of the implanted Apex ARC prosthetic. Will a California Apex ARC hip replacement system lawsuit be next? It could be possible.
OmniLife Science made safety claims that are reportedly not entirely accurate. In a press release dated May 31, 2012, a spokeswoman for Milford Hospital, where the first Apex ARC system was implanted, stated that because the new prosthetic offered surgeons a choice of ceramic, polyethylene or combinations of metal, the device could not and would not release metallic ions into the recipient’s body. Anyone diagnosed with metallosis as a result of their Apex ARC implant would surely disagree. Omni claims that their Apex ARC system is safe and effective. Unfortunately, when the device is used as intended, it can cause medical problems similar to the ones that caused the Stryker Rejuvenate™ and DePuy ASR™ to be taken off the market. The companies that manufactured those products have had to pay out millions (in settlements, billions) of dollars in compensation to patients who were harmed by the supposedly-safe hip implants.
Do You Have a California Apex ARC Hip Replacement System Lawsuit?
The Apex ARC hip replacement system lawsuit may show that OmniLife Science is responsible for a medical device that was not adequately tested prior to being released to market. If you or someone close to you was harmed after the implantation of an Apex other hip replacement, consider contacting us today. Attorney Group for California is here to connect you with a personal injury lawyer who has the experience necessary to represent you in a lawsuit. A California Apex ARC hip replacement system lawsuit may be the next step to take.
Will you need to file a California Apex ARC hip replacement system lawsuit? If you were injured by the device, then legal action may indeed be needed to help you seek compensation for damages. Nobody should have to suffer because of a faulty medical device. If it happened to you, please contact Attorney Group for California today for your free, no-obligation consultation.