Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against most of the major hip implant manufacturers in the last few years by Stryker and DePuy hip recall lawyers. There has been an epidemic of early failures of hip implant devices. A few of the types of implants that are involved in these lawsuits are the Stryker Rejuvenate, Stryker Accolade, DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Wright Medical Converse, Wright Profemur, and the Encore hip implants. Hip replacements are meant to restore mobility to individuals with hip injuries. Unfortunately, they sometimes fail because the device itself is defective. A defect in a medical product will likely affect not just one but dozens or even hundreds of consumers. When a number of individuals are hurt by the same defective product, the group can take collective action for their injuries through mass tort litigation. At Shamis & Gentile, we can provide capable representation in these lawsuits. We work with numerous hip replacement recall attorneys that are experienced in handling mass tort actions. We have the ability and resources to represent your interests.
Hip replacements are prosthesis, or artificial parts, that are surgically implanted into a person’s body to replace an injured or damaged joint. The goal of these devices is to restore hip function, increase mobility, and relieve pain. If a hip replacement is defective, however, the device can cause serious damage. Resulting injuries can include:
Recent recalls of hip replacements manufactured by Stryker Orthopaedics and DePuy Orthopaedics raise concerns about the safety of these devices.
When a defective product causes an injury, the victim may file a product liability lawsuit. The victim must generally show that the item was defective, that the defect harmed him or her, and that the defect existed when it left the manufacturer’s possession.
There are three types of product defects:
When you are pursuing a product liability lawsuit, you can establish your claim under a theory of strict liability, negligence, or breach of implied warranty. In a strict liability claim, for example, the defect goes to the presence of an unreasonably dangerous condition. In a negligence action, the presence of a defect determines whether the defendant breached its duty of care.
If a single defective product caused injury to numerous parties, the parties can sue the manufacturer in a mass tort action. Each victim can then benefit from the resources, investigation, and preparation that go into the group’s case.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a faulty hip replacement causing an injury, you may be entitled to compensation for damages including Medical Expenses, permanency of the injury, pain, suffering and mental anguish, loss of income or ability to work. These settlements often substantial due to the severity of the injury suffered.
There are NO fees or expenses unless a recover is obtained, so call today – (305) 479-2299 for a free consultation, or request a free case review on-line. We would be happy to review for you, a loved one, a friend, or anyone you suspect may have a case.
Be aware that every case has a deadline and so it is imperative that you contact us immediately to avoid any potential waiver of your claim.