An Iowa metal hip replacement lawsuit may be an option for individuals who were harmed by a metal hip replacement. Although these implants are intended to aid individuals suffering from chronic hip pain, decreased mobility or a broken hip, thousands of metal hip implant recipients have reported increased pain, infections and other side effects after they were fitted with the metal-on-metal device. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to pursue a claim and recover compensation with the help of an Iowa metal hip replacement lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Iowa. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Iowa metal hip replacement lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Claims
There are several medical device manufacturers who have been named in lawsuits across the United States. The claims in each of the metal-on-metal lawsuits against the companies are similar. Patients allege that the manufacturers neglected to tell consumers and healthcare providers about the potential dangers of their products. Additionally, plaintiffs claim that manufacturers should have adequately tested their products before submitting them for approval through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) clearance process. This process does not require clinical trials or scientific evidence of safety if the manufacturer can show that similar products are already on the market.
The following list includes the names of several medical device manufacturers who have been named in all-metal lawsuits throughout the U.S. as well as the hip implants under fire by patients and medical experts:
- Stryker Orthopedics: ABG II, Rejuvenate modular-neck hip stems
- Smith & Newphew: R3 Acetabular System
- Zimmer Holdings: Durom Cup
- Wright Medical Technology: Conserve line
- Biomet: M2a Magnum
Although several manufacturers have reached settlements to resolve claims of negligence and injury, you may still be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation if you or someone you love was injured as a result of an all-metal hip implant.
How an Iowa Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Can Help
Device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by the fault of others may be eligible to file a lawsuit with the help of an Iowa metal hip replacement lawsuit attorney and recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.