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Hip Implant Lawsuits

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MT Services LLC provides up-to-date lawsuit news on all of the various defective hip litigations; as well as various services to assist victims with getting the help they need during this difficult time.  These services include: Lawsuit Pre-Settlement Funding Cash Advances, Surgical or Medical Procedure Funding (or cash needs related to your surgery), and Attorney Referrals -solely at your discretion- to Nationally recognized Hip Implant and Recall lawyers and law firms. 

Below is a list of just some of the hip litigations that MTS is currently working on: 

 

DePuy Orthopaedics – Division Of Johnson & Johnson, J&J

ASR Hip Model - In July 2012 DePuy issued a voluntary recall on its ASR model.  Prior to the recall approximately 70,000 ASR’s were implanted worldwide; resulting in over 10,000 suits filed in various State and Federal Courts through the U.S.  Research had shown that the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal model had a very high failure rate of approximately 15-25%.  In addition to failure of the actual hip system was that the metal components were causing metallosis in the blood; which is elevated chromium and cobalt levels.  Whether the hip was defective or the hip has caused metallosis, many hip victims were forced to go through painful revision surgery resulting in claims for pain and suffering, as well as loss wage and economic claims. 

Settlement Reached -  In late 2013 a “global settlement” was reached with DePuy and close to 7K of the active claims with an average settlement value of approximately $250K per hip implant and revision.  Payouts are not expected until late 2014.  In order to be included in the first settlement, plaintiffs must have had a revision surgery by Aug. 2013.  ASR victims who have not filed their lawsuit or have not had a revision surgery yet may still be entitled to compensation.  However, the time to file and ASR lawsuit claim is ticking.  If you or a loved one is in need of a DePuy lawyer or DePuy law firm, fill out the pre-application on the upper right of this page for a free legal consultation by a national law firm.   

 

Pinnacle Hip Model - The DePuy Pinnacle Model has basically the same metal-on-metal components of the ASR model; however DePuy continues to sell this hip model even though it is also subject to 1000’s of lawsuit claims in State and Federal Courts throughout the U.S.  The Pinnacle Model causes the same metallosis issue as the ASR Model and requires revision surgery to remove the defective hip to avoid the side effects of metal poisoning the victim’s blood.  To date no recall has been made on this product, but many experts believe that this could come in the future – or after the ASR litigation has wound down.  To date, DePuy has implanted over 100,000 Pinnacle Hip Models worldwide.  Victims that have elevated chromium and cobalt levels in their blood, have already had a revision, or are having issues with your Pinnacle hip should seek immediate legal counsel. 

 

THE TIME TO FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST DEPUY IS LIMITED, FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION ON YOUR DEPUY HIP CASE, FILL OUT THE PRE-APPLICATION ON THE UPPER RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE.    

 

Stryker Corporation

ABG II, Rejuvenate, and Accolade Hip Models - In July of 2012 Stryker Corp. issued a voluntary recall on both its ABG II and Rejuvenate Hip Model Systems.  Although the hip systems are not considered to be a true metal-on-metal hip, the models’ stems do contain metal.  The metal component has shown to cause metallosis in hip implant victims and side effects requiring a painful revision surgery.  What is worse is that experts believe that of the 20,000 or so implants between these two hip products that the hips could fail at a rate close to 50%; resulting in one of the worst hip failure rates in the market.

 

Statute of Limitations - The time to file a Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuit is limited in many jurisdictions to 2 years from the time the recall was announced.  Which means, that many victims may need to file a claim by July 2014.  However, each state jurisdiction is different and MTS strongly advises anyone with either of these two Stryker hip models – or any others that have defective causing revision surgery – to contact a Stryker hip lawyer or Stryker Hip Law Firm immediately.  It is believed that the values of Stryker hip cases could top $500,000.00, double the $250,000.00 settlement value or amount of the DePuy ASR model. 

 

IF YOU HAVE NOT CONTACTED A STRYKER LAW FIRM YET, FILL OUT THE PRE-APPLICATION ON THE UPPER LEFT OF THIS PAGE FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATION.  TIME TO FILE A STRYKER HIP LAWSUIT CLAIM IS LIMITED.

 

WRIGHT Profemur and Conserve Hip Replacement Implants

Wright Medical Technology Inc. was issued a subpoena regarding their Profemur Hip Replacement Implants.  The company’s SEC filing issued the following statement: The federal subpoena requested “records and documentation” on its line of Profemur metal hip replacement products from the period between January 1, 2000 to August 2, 2012. The company stated that it is gathering the requested information for the U.S. Attorney and maintains that the subpoena “is not an allegation of wrongdoing or product safety issues.”

Although the Profemur or Conserve Hip Implants have not been recalled to date, Wright Hips have been the subject of numerous lawsuits throughout the U.S.  MTS is assisting victims of these hips with lawsuit funding, medical procedural cash needs, as well as providing them a free legal consultation from a national Wright Hip law firm. 

 

TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THESE SERVICES, INCLUDING A FREE CASE EVALUATION FROM A WRIGHT HIP IMPLANT LAW FIRM, FILL OUT THE PRE-APPLICATION ON THE UPPER RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE. 

 

BIOMET HIP IMPLANT SYSTEM - Biomet Inc., has been the subject of 1000’s of lawsuits throughout the U.S. for metal-on-metal hip implant defects; including metallosis and general implant defects.  MTS is providing various lawsuit and medical funding services if you already have a Biomet lawyer or law firm. 

Settlement Reached - In early 2014, U.S. medical device maker, Biomet Inc., has agree to a $56MM settlement in multi-district court relating to its metal-on-metal hip replacement, known as M2a 38 and Magnum model.  The average settlement amount for each Biomet hip case is approximately $200K.  The $200K figure is 20% less than the recent DePuy settlement of approximately $250K per case, mostly because the failure rates of Biomet’s hips were not as high as that of DePuys models.  However, the $200K seems to be a very fair figure, considering that Biomet has not admitted any wrongdoing in the case; and the company was committed to fighting the entire litigation aggressively. 

 

IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH YOUR BIOMET METAL-ON-METAL HIP AND DO NOT NEED HAVE A LAWYER YET, FEEL FREE TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION ON THE UPPER RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE FOR FREE CASE EVALUATION.  

 

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