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Recalls That Might Require a Hip Replacement Lawyer

Author: Rochelle Rottenstein

Depuy pinnacle lawsuitThe Rottenstein Law Group wants you to be aware of the proliferation of hip replacement recalls and investigations in recent years so that you can determine whether you need a hip replacement lawyer to assist you. Thousands of patients in every state around the country have been injured by defective hip replacement products. RLG may be able to assist you in recovering compensation for your pain, suffering and medical expenses.

Here is some information regarding the most recent hip recalls:

DePuy/Johnson & Johnson Hip Replacement Systems

In August of 2010, Johnson & Johnson announced a recall of two hip replacement systems developed by their DePuy Orthopaedics division. They are the following:

  • ASR XL Acetabular System, a total hip replacement system
  • ASR Hip Resurfacing System, a partial hip replacement system

It was found that many patients who underwent treatment with one or both of these systems soon required a second hip replacement. The recall affected approximately 93,000 hip replacement patients. Anyone who received one of these hip replacement systems is advised to contact his or her doctor to make sure the product is working correctly.

Zimmer Durom Artificial Hip

Durom ldh mit bearing

An estimated 12,000 U.S. citizens may have been adversely affected by the Zimmer Durom Cup, an artificial hip replacement component that has been reported to cause extreme pain and impaired mobility as a result of loosening of the device. Doctors point to the requirement for additional surgery in many of their hip replacement patients who originally received the Durom Cup during their initial operations. In 2008, Zimmer investigated problems with the Durom Cup, but the company concluded that there was no need for a recall despite physician and patient claims. However, it did suspend U.S. sales of the device.

Stryker Hip Implant Recall

The Stryker Corporation recalled its Trident PSL and Hemispherical Acetabular Cups after the FDA sent repeated warnings about the company\’s failure to meet FDA guidelines or address consumer complaints. Patient complaints include pain, bone fractures and other serious complications following hip replacement surgery involving Stryker products. Stryker recalled these two devices in the winter of 2008.

Stryker Trident

If you are experiencing pain, problems walking or other difficulties with your artificial hip, you should speak to your doctor right away to find out if your hip replacement system or any of its components were involved in a recall. If so, you may be entitled to compensation for you pain and suffering as well as any further surgeries required to correct the problem.

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The Rottenstein Law Group wants you to be aware of the proliferation of hip replacement recalls and investigations in recent years so that you can determine whether you need a hip replacement lawyer to assist you. Thousands of patients in every state around the country have been injured by defective hip replacement products. RLG may be able to assist you in recovering compensation for your pain, suffering and medical expenses.

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