Companies that are responsible for providing patients with defective hip implants may be held liable for the pain and suffering they cause. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, our team of West Bend defective hip recall attorneys can help victims of defective hip implants take legal action against any party responsible, including DuPuy Orthopedics, for their pain and suffering. Symptoms commonly associated with these defective products include:
Aside from these more noticeable signs that an implant is defective, some patients have reported that their physicians found elevated chromium and cobalt levels in their blood, which may or may not manifest in any noticeable symptoms. This is caused by a design flaw that causes shards to break away from the implant as the result of metal on metal contact. Patients who believe they have been provided a defective hip implant should speak with their physician immediately.
DuPuy Orthopedics has recalled the DuPuy ASR—more than two years after the Food and Drug Administration first started receiving complaints about the product—after data showed that the ASR was prone to early system failure. As a result, many recipients of this product were forced to undergo the taxing process of removal and replacement of the implant.
If you believe your hip implant is defective and you are now experiencing symptoms that are associated with the implant—swelling near or at the site of implant, difficulty walking, or any associated pain—you need to speak with your physician that will be able to determine whether your implant is defective.
In addition, you should speak with an injury attorney in West Bend who can inform you of what legal action you may now pursue against the company responsible for the defective implant. Some medical device companies have asked people to sign patient consent forms that authorize them to access the medical records of patients who were provided defective devices; these companies also use these consent forms to conduct tests on their products that have been removed. In fact, many physicians are asking that their patients sign these consent forms before they have an opportunity to speak with an attorney.
If you or a loved one has been the recipient of a defective hip implant, you should speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® about the legal options that may now be available to you and your family. To discuss the particulars of your circumstances—or those of a loved one—with one of our attorneys please call our offices at (414) 271-0900 today.