An Emperion hip implant lawsuit has been filed claiming defective design and negligence associated with the hip implant. Metal on metal hip implant attorneys note complications such as corrosion, implant fractures, and adverse local tissue reactions linked to the hip implant.
If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with an Emperion hip implant or any metal on metal hip replacement, contact Attorney Group for more information. We offer free, no obligation consultations. We can answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we connect you with an affiliated hip replacement lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What is the Emperion Metal Hip Replacement?
Sold by medical device maker Smith & Nephew, the Emperion Modular Hip System is promoted as “the next step in hip evolution: a simple yet versatile hip system that delivers enhanced performance.” The device is indicated for individuals needing an initial or revision hip replacement surgery and for whom other treatments or devices have not worked. It is also promoted for use in patients with inflammatory degenerative joint disease. It was approved by the FDA in 2004.
Study: Higher Than Anticipated Revision Rate
In September 2014, the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) published the results of a study of the Emperion Femoral Stem Prosthesis that identified the device as having a “significantly higher revision rate” than other total conventional hip prostheses to which the device was compared.
Emperion Hip Replacement Safety Issues
The Emperion hip implant is suspected of causing health complications and having many safety risks.
These risks may include:
- Implant fractures
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Metal debris
- Health complications
- Additional surgeries
The FDA has received numerous adverse event reports describing extreme pain and other injuries associated with the Emperion hip implant, including one patient who needed revision surgery shortly after being implanted with the device.
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.
If you have been injured by a metal-on-metal hip replacement, contact Attorney Group. When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
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.