Beginning in 2002, many hip implant manufacturers have paid a startling amount of money in compensation to patients who suffered from their products. Billions of dollars went to the victims and as of September 2019, many more cases have been filed. If you suffered complications from a hip implant, you may be eligible to file a hip replacement lawsuit and receive compensation.
Read on to learn more about your eligibility to file a hip implant lawsuit and the exact settlement amounts paid by each manufacturer.
Why are people filing hip replacement lawsuits?
While hip implants have been used for decades, the most recent devices to be released into the market are allegedly less effective and more dangerous than ever before. Patients are suffering from complications as a result of the specific devices used in their hip replacement surgeries. This has resulted in a large number of hip implant lawsuits across the country.
What are the complications associated with hip implant failure?
Most large hip replacement lawsuits involve devices that feature metal-on-metal design. Manufacturers claim they are more durable. However, lawsuits claim the devices leave microscopic amounts of toxic or undesirable metals in the body. This flaw allegedly causes metallosis. This condition destroys bone, muscle and other tissue in the body. It creates health problems for the patient and can cause an implant to fail.
What are the allegations?
Patients allege that the manufacturers of these devices did not properly test them before releasing them to the market. They have also alleged that the failure of these implant devices is due to poor and/or improper design. In other words, they claim the manufacturers rushed through the design and testing process of their devices. Allegedly, they did this to get the devices to market earlier, increasing sales and generating more financial gain for the manufacturers.
Which companies and products are involved in these cases?
The following is a list of the implicated hip implant manufacturers and their specific devices.
- Depuy Orthopaedics
- DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement
- ASR Hip Replacements
- Smith & Nephew
- BHR and R3 Hip Implants
- LFIT V40 Femoral Head
- Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Replacements
- Tritanium Acetabular Shells
- Durom Cup
- Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis and Versys Femoral Head
- M2a Magnum Hip Replacement
- Wright Medical
- Conserve, Dynasty and Lineage Replacements and Related Components
Hip replacement lawsuit settlement amounts
Previous hip replacement cases against implant device manufacturers resulted in settlements worth billions of dollars in damages. In the largest settlement so far, Stryker settled for $2 billion for its ABG II and Rejuvenate products. In 2016, Zimmer paid more than $300 million dollars for their Durom Cup hip replacement devices.
Am I eligible to file a hip replacement lawsuit?
If you had hip replacement surgery and are suffering, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against any of the device manufacturers listed above.
If the following applies to you, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
- You previously had hip replacement surgery
- Your joint implant device failed
- You were diagnosed with metallosis
Find the right litigation support for a hip replacement lawsuit
Before filing a case against one of the hip implant device manufacturers, consider finding an advocate who can walk you through the process. Mass Tort Services LLC is a leading personal injury pre-settlement advocate. Working directly with many of the top mass tort law firms, we provide the best pre-settlement cash advance rates in the industry in as little as 24-48 hours. You can get in touch with the best lawyers for injury cases who can help you get medical claims.
If you do not have an attorney yet and have suffered complications from a hip implant, we can assist you. We can help you retain a top lawyer or law firm that specializes in hip replacement cases.