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Hip Replacement Recall in Michigan

If you or a loved one has had a hip replacement since 2003, you should contact your doctor to see if DuPuy ASR or Stryker Rejuvenate ABG medical devices were used. If so, the doctor may want to order blood tests to see if a metal breakdown has started and to determine chromium and cobalt metal ion levels. This can occur with metal hip implants from certain manufacturers that have had an FDA recall.

Symptoms of hip replacement failure

Common indications that the metal-on-metal hip replacement may be faulty include pain in the groin, hip, or leg; a limp or change in walking ability; or swelling at or near the hip joint. Other patients may end up suffering complications such as modular neck, metallosis, and blood clots.

These symptoms can cause discomfort, pain, illness, and mobility issues for the remainder of the patient’s life if not properly addressed.

Hip Replacement Recall in Michigan

Anyone who has been notified that they need revision surgery because their DuPuy or Stryker hip replacement has failed should absolutely not have the surgery done without first calling Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., for a free consultation with a staff attorney who specializes in medical malpractice and medical product liability. Do not sign a consent form for surgery to remove and replace a DuPuy or Stryker device without legal advice.

Having hip replacement surgery is always strenuous to undergo, but what is tragically more grueling is when the patient must have the hip replacement surgery redone because of a hip replacement recall in Michigan. If you or a loved one need a Michigan hip replacement redone, contact Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., to learn how you may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer.

Manufacturer Liability

Companies that manufacture medical products and devices are expected to exercise the same standard of care that we expect from our surgeons, physicians, and drug makers. When medical manufacturers do not exercise due care and fail to take reasonable actions to prevent harm, they can and should be held liable.

DePuy Orthopedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, obtained FDA approval in 2005 for its ASR hip implant, choosing to use a shortcut process that does not require clinical trials. Even though the ASR hip implant was said to last 15 years or more, it was recalled in only five years after being introduced to the U.S. market.

After learning that its ASR hip implant was faulty, DuPuy waited a year before sending out a warning to American surgeons on March 5, 2010, that its implant device was bad. These warning letters were not sent to American surgeons until three months after DePuy voluntarily withdrew its hip implant from the Australian market in December 2009.

DePuy continued to promote and sell its faulty hip implant in America for six months after the Australian withdrawal before finally announcing the ASR hip recall in the U.S. in August 2010.

If you have a DePuy hip implant, you may be eligible for compensation. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., we have experience in winning cases for our clients. In fact, Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C., won $15.8 Million for one client, the largest award in Michigan for a medical malpractice case. As experienced lawyers, we seek compensation for the well-being of our clients in such cases.

Contact Hip Replacement Lawyers

Many Americans may be victims of these faulty hip replacement devices, and it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer assist you with your hip replacement lawsuit. Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., is a Michigan law firm specializing in medical malpractice, personal liability, and SSD/SSI appeals. If you had a hip replacement and believe it is faulty, call us at (866) 868-3779 for a free case evaluation and consultation.

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