Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Thousands of lawsuits piled up after hip recipients banked on the promise of reduced pain and greater mobility only to suffer complications far more debilitating. Allegations include faulty designs and serious complications like metallosis.
- ASR XL Acetabular System
- ASR Hip Resurfacing System
- Durom Cup
- ABG II modular-neck hip stems
- M2a metal-on-metal hip devices
Wright Medical Technology
- Conserve Plus
Hip replacement injuries can be permanent. Some require revision surgery and medical care that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. These costs can include doctor’s visits, tests, medication and hospitalization.
Pain and Suffering
Coping with these injuries can also carry a high emotional toll. Discomfort resulting from device failure can immobilize patients and interfere with their ability to work and participate in other activities.
Lost Wages and Damaged Relationships
Compensatory Damages: Including caregiving services and lost income. Loss of Consortium: Damages to relationship with spouse. Punitive Damages: Awards to discourage similar conduct.
Lawsuit vs. Recall
The reality is, a lawsuit may offer you more compensation than a recall. Device makers may offer compensation as part of a recall. But they will likely limit compensation to certain medical treatments and revisions. They may not address potential losses like lost wages and pain and suffering. According to some patients, DePuy only covered a fraction of revision costs under their recall, leaving injured patients to foot the rest of the bill. Talk to a lawyer about how a lawsuit may offer more compensation.
Consider talking to a lawyer about risks and benefits of joining a class-action lawsuit. A class action is a lawsuit filed collectively by a large group of people with similar claims. Class-action claimants generally have less control over their cases, including negotiating settlement terms, than individual claimants. However, these groups often have leverage to reach large settlements. Before joining a class action, consider talking to an attorney about the risks and benefits of filing your claim individually.
Think about a Settlement
A qualified device attorney may be able to help you obtain a settlement. These attorneys are knowledgeable about hip replacement injuries and device makers. They can use their experience to help you make decisions like whether to file a claim, go to trial or accept a settlement. Remember that each case is different. It is always best to speak with a qualified attorney for specific information about your legal rights and any available compensation.