Metal Hip Implant Lawsuits
Medical officials in the United Kingdom have been slower than their counterparts in the United States about getting out the message about the dangers of metal-on-metal hip implant systems.
The problem on this side of the pond is so severe and widespread that thousands of metal-on-metal implant systems have been filed in state and federal court systems and hip implant lawyers are busy accepting new cases involving failures of these medical devices and seeking compensation for the victims of these failures.
In addition, huge numbers of metal-on-metal systems have been recalled by their manufacturers and some companies have stopped making the devices because they are so susceptible to failure and the costs involved with settlements and jury awards to victims of dangerous side effects are so high.
The companies involved have been forced to defend themselves against allegations that they did not adequately test the devices and did not warn consumers about potential dangers.
The allegations contained in these lawsuits claim that defective or poorly designed devices manufactured under the brands of DePuy, Biomet, Stryker, Rejuvenate and Prefemur, among others, have caused devastating health problems and, in many cases, victims have been forced to undergo second operations.
Hip implant systems historically have been among the most troublesome and recalled medical devices and one of these systems is the Biomet M2A Magnum system that now is being named in numerous metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits. Victims who have filed Biomet M2A Magnum lawsuits have submitted allegations that they have suffered serious side effects as a result of the failure of the system, including infections, severe pain and metallosis, a dangerous health problem caused when metal particles flake from the system and build up on tissues around the implant. Many of these victims have had to undergo second operations and are seeking compensation for the pain and suffering they have undergone, medical costs and other expenses. The Food and Drug Administration also has acknowledged receiving numerous complaints about the Biomet M2A Magnum systems.
Wright Conserve Plus hip replacement system
Our experienced defective medical device attorneys are now filing Wright Conserve Plus hip replacement system lawsuits on behalf of victims who have suffered such severe side effects as pain, infections, problems in being able to stand or walk or even having had to undergo a second replacement surgery. The Wright system is a metal-on-metal type of hip implant similar to others that have high failure rates and been the subject of thousands of recalls. In addition to the Wright Conserve Plus lawsuits that have been filed by numerous victims of these painful side effects, the Food and Drug Administration has been analyzing numerous complaints and questions about whether they marketplace. Allegations made by hip implant lawyers also claim that the system's manufacturer was negligent by not adequately informing consumers and government regulators about the possibility of these problems.
Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System
Have you had a Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System implant operation and then found yourself in constant pain, encountering difficulty standing, walking or any type of activity that involves mobility? Have you been forced to undergo a second operation? If so, you are probably eligible to file a Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System lawsuit and seek compensation for the pain and suffering you have undergone as well as medical costs and other expenses. Our experienced hip implant lawyers are preparing allegations that the Wright system is defective for some patients because it was poorly designed and that its manufacturers did not adequately test it or inform consumers about the problems that victims of these side effects are claiming. Numerous incidents of the Wright Profemur Hip Implant failures including fractures and breaks are being included in these hip implant lawsuits. Some of these victims were even forced to undergo a second surgery only a few years after the original systems were implanted and then failed.