Should You Consider an Oklahoma Apex ARC Hip Replacement System Lawsuit?
Are you an Oklahoma resident that suffered injury after receiving an Apex ARC hip implant? Have you considered filing an Oklahoma Apex ARC Hip Replacement System Lawsuit? On June 24, 2014, a Florida woman became the first person to file a lawsuit over the Apex ARC hip replacement system. The lawsuit is against OMNI Life Science, which is a subsidiary of Orthopaedic Synergy.
In 2012, manufacturer OMNI Life Science rolled out the Apex ARC hip replacement system, which consists of a titanium stem customized to the patient’s measurements and a ball-socket composed of cobalt and chromium. The ARC’s titanium stem fits into the ball joint neatly, but introduces the combination of metal-on-metal into the patient’s body. Similar products issued by Stryker, DePuy, and other medical manufacturers have been named in thousands of lawsuits across the country.
The ARC Hip Replacement System consists of a modular neck and head. During the surgery, the surgeon can adapt the hardware to fit the patient’s physical features, including customized angles to imitate how the patient would normally move. When a patient has a successful hip replacement operation, he or she is expected to be able to lead a better quality of life, except for the effects of normal aging and disabilities.
In the recent Apex ARC hip implant lawsuit, the plaintiff’s physician asserts that the metal-on-metal modular hip by OMNI Life Science produced a fibrotic and necrotic pseudo tumor in the patient’s hip area and caused her to accumulate high levels of cobalt, titanium, and chromium. The complaint also alleged the manufacturer knowingly introduced its ARC artificial hip replacement system with potential design problems, which could result in significant damage to the patient.
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If you or a loved one received a hip implant such as the Apex ARC hip replacement system and later suffered injury or had to undergo revision surgery, consider contacting Attorney Group for Oklahoma. We can help answer your questions and connect you with an affiliated attorney, all at no cost to you. Contact us today to learn more.