Defective Hip Implant

Written by George T. Williamson | gwilliamson@farr.com

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Can Cause Injury

 

Defective Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Can Cause Injury | Farr Law | Serving Southwest Florida (image)Our firm is involved in litigation against numerous manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implants. These devices can be extremely problematic as they have been shown to release metal ions into a patient’s tissue at the joint site, causing serious injury. Patients have reported experiencing numerous side effects, including excess fluid in the joint, soft tissue necrosis, severe pain and inflammation of the joint, extensive muscle damage, and toxic metallosis.

On November 19, 2013, Johnson & Johnson announced that it had reached a settlement over its recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant. The settlement terms call for a base payment of $250,000 to patients who were implanted with the device and were later forced to undergo a surgical revision. The base amount may be adjusted upwards or downwards based upon extraordinary medical complications associated with the revision surgery.

While Johnson & Johnson is the first manufacturer to offer a global settlement to resolve all pending litigation over its metal-on-metal hip implant, many other manufacturers still face significant liability, including Wright Medical, Stryker, Smith & Nephew, and Biomet. If you or someone you know has experience significant problems associated with a hip implant, please call our office for a free and confidential consultation.

Contact an Hip Implant Attorney at 1-855-327-7529. Call for a free case evaluation.