Modular Hip Lawsuit Attorneys
The attorneys at the firm of Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, LLC are currently working with victims in all 50 states to file modular hip lawsuits in pursuit of just compensation after they suffered pain and debilitation caused by these potentially defective medical devices, which may include:
- Stryker Rejuvenate
- Stryker ABG II
- Zimmer M/L Taper Prosthesis with Kinectiv Modular Neck
Recently, multiple modular hip systems have become the subjects of FDA adverse event reports and even recalls based on claims that design defects in these hip implants led to severe injury or even premature implant failure. If you have been subjected to pain, injury, disability, or hip implant revision surgery to replace a failed modular hip, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. We invite you to learn more about problems and complications linked to modular hips from our nationally-respected modular hip lawsuit attorneys, and then contact us to schedule a free legal consultation where you will learn more about your rights.
Modular Hips: Injuries and Complications
Unlike traditional hip implant systems, which are made from a single piece of metal that fits into a socket, modular hips feature a customizable neck component which allows surgeons to adjust the fit of the implant to suit each patient’s body more precisely. In theory, this customization should provide modular hip recipients with a broader range of motion and it should also increase the longevity of the hip systems. Sadly, this has not been the case. According to plaintiffs in modular hip lawsuits, design defects in the Stryker Rejuvenate, Stryker ABG II, and Zimmer Kinectiv Modular hips have caused painful injuries and even premature hip implant failure leading to costly and traumatic hip implant revision surgery.
According to our modular hip lawsuit attorneys, the source of these patients’ suffering is the metal-on-metal construction of the junction of the modular neck and femoral stem in these implants. Friction caused by normal and expected use of this joint has been found in some patients to cause corrosion as well as the sloughing off of small metal particles from the device. When these metal particles enter a patient’s blood stream, it can lead to weakening of the implant as well as serious threats to the patient’s health including metallosis, a type of metal poisoning. Complications and injuries linked to modular hips in FDA adverse event reports include:
- Allergic reactions
- Bone and tissue death (necrosis)
- Hearing loss
- Loosening of hip implant
- Fractures to hip implant
- Organ failure
- Heart damage
In many cases, patients have suffered premature failure of their modular hips. Typically, an artificial hip is expected to serve a patient for at least 15 years, however a shocking number of patients have reported failure of their modular hips only a few years after implantation. When a modular hip fails, the patient must undergo hip implant revision surgery. Not only is this procedure often very painful, but it may also burden a patient with crippling financial hardship in light of the associated medical costs and lengthy recuperation period. While filing a modular hip lawsuit will not alleviate a patient’s suffering, resulting compensation can ease financial worries and allow patients to focus on working towards a full recovery.
Contact our Modular Hip Lawsuit Attorneys
At Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, LLC, our highly experienced medical product liability lawyers have seen first-hand the physical, emotional, and financial trauma that can strike patients and their families after they become victims of potentially defective modular hip systems. It is our honor to utilize the full weight of our experience and considerable resources as we fight to defend these victims’ rights and recover the full compensation to which they are entitled for their suffering. If you or your loved one has suffered pain, disability, revision surgery or other complications after being implanted with a modular hip, we invite you to contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our esteemed modular hip lawsuit attorneys.