If you or a loved one has had a hip replacement surgery in the last 17 years, it is advisable to contact your doctor to determine which specific hip replacement device you have. Some metal hip replacements shed metal flakes that enter the bloodstream, causing metallosis or cobalt toxicity, resulting in inflammation, low thyroid levels, vision and hearing loss, and organ damage.
If your hip implant is DePuy ASR or Stryker Rejuvenate ABG, your doctor might order blood work to determine any metal ions present in the blood.
A hip replacement is a complicated surgical procedure that nobody wants to undergo a second time due to medical malpractice. If you find yourself facing this situation, you are not alone. Our dedicated team of Hip Replacement Lawyers in Canton at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., has years of experience dealing with insurance companies and providing legal representation to those pursuing medical malpractice and product liability claims.
If you become aware that you need hip replacement surgery because your hip joint was recalled or failed, do not proceed with the second surgery before an initial consultation with our law firm in Canton, Michigan.
The manufacturer can be liable when misrepresenting a product or action is not taken to prevent reasonable harm. In this type of injury case, those who have a DePuy hip replacement, a division of the American company Johnson & Johnson, may be liable for compensation. The DePuy ASR hip implant was fast-tracked to American markets in 2005, skipping the clinical trials phase. This product was expected to last 15 years before needing replacement.
It was found to be faulty and pulled from the Australian market in December 2009. DePuy waited until March 5, 2010, to notify American surgeons that this implant device was faulty and should be recalled. DePuy’s ASR implant was not officially recalled until August 2010, so it was sold for six months in the United States with full knowledge of its faults.
If you received this implant device, you might be entitled to compensation to help cover medical costs as well as pain and suffering.
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., we are experts in this area of the law and hold our attorney-client relationships in the highest regard. Eileen Kroll, our senior partner, is also a registered nurse who can help your case by interpreting medical records. Her healthcare background ensures that all medical information angles relevant to your case will be examined and understood.
Pursuing a liability claim while undergoing medical procedures isn’t something you should handle alone. Our Hip Replacement Lawyers in Canton are eager to assist you in moving forward with your case. Get in touch with us today by completing our online contact form for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
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