Is a Tennessee Apex ARC Hip Replacement System Lawsuit a possibility for you? The Apex ARC hip replacement system is reportedly similar to other hip replacement systems involving metal-on-metal construction that are now involved in thousands of lawsuits across the country, such as Stryker and Depuy metal-on-metal hip implants. If you received an Apex ARC hip implant and later suffered serious injury or had to undergo revision surgery, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The Apex ARC hip replacement system has come under scrutiny for both alleged design flaws as well as false marketing. The system’s construction includes a ball, resembling the human’s natural hip, which attaches via a chrome cobalt femoral neck into a titanium stem, simulating the femur. This system enabled physicians to customize the fit for patients of different sizes and heights, including the size of the ball and the length of the stem and the precise angles at which these two main components fit together.
On June 24, 2014, a Florida woman filed an Apex ARC Hip Replacement System Lawsuit in the state of Massachusetts. According to the lawsuit, the patient’s doctor stated that the implant the patient received in 2012 resulted in the growth of a necrotic
and fibrotic pseudo tumor as well as high levels of titanium, cobalt, and chromium in her blood. This litigation accuses Omnilife Science Inc. of ignoring the problems in the design of the hip replacement system, which contributed to its premature failure.
Tennessee residents considering a Tennessee Apex ARC Hip Replacement System lawsuit should be aware that the ARC system by OmniLife Science is just one of various hip implants in the U.S. involving metal-on-metal construction that have been the basis of lawsuits. Some of the products have been known to cause a variety of symptoms in patients, including pain whether the hip is in motion or at rest, toxic buildup of metals in the body, corrective surgeries or other procedures, dislocation or loosening of the implant, breakdown in the bone’s health, and unnecessary inflammation of the joint. These kinds of symptoms cause unnecessary pain and suffering to hip replacement patients, typically through no fault of their own.
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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 Tennessee today. We can help answer questions, help you understand your legal options, and connect you with an affiliated attorney. Contact us today for your free consultation.