A Mississippi DePuy Pinnacle lawyer notes that new research suggests that many cases of metal-on-metal hip implant failure may be attributable to production errors. This could be a significant factor in the high failure rates of metal-on-metal implants from DePuy and other manufacturers. Patients who have suffered severe hip complications from DePuy Pinnacle hip implants may be eligible to seek compensation with the assistance of a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawyer.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Mississippi. 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 Mississippi DePuy Pinnacle lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Devices Removed Due to Failure to Meet Manufacturer’s Dimensions
A new study reveals that minor variations in the size of metal-on-metal hip implant devices stemming from issues during manufacturing may be a significant factor in the premature failure of these units. The study, which was recently published in The British Medical Journal, focused on 434 patients who received at least one metal-on-metal hip implant. The researchers found that a significant number of the devices that later required removal due to failure had dimensions that fell outside the manufacturer’s specifications.
This research had a few potential limitations that could affect the accuracy of its findings. Some patients failed to follow up with researchers after the hip replacement procedure, and some passed away before the study concluded. Additionally, the factors that contribute to hip implant failure may be varied. The patient’s own health and immune response, the effectiveness of the surgical implant placement and the design of the device may all raise the risk of failure. Still, the findings suggest that manufacturing issues may play a significant role in the high failure rates of many metal-on-metal hip implants.
How a Mississippi DePuy Pinnacle Lawyer 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 who have suffered injury from DePuy Pinnacle hip implants may be eligible to 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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