Hip replacement lawsuits are currently being filed by those facing serious hip replacement device complications. Hip replacement manufacturers, including Stryker, Smith & Nephew, and many others, have had tens of thousands of lawsuits filed against them. Billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements have been paid by these two companies, and a number of metal-on-metal hips have been taken off the market.
While many metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits have reached resolution, there are still more than 9,300 hip cases across the country in the following national multidistrict litigations:
• IN RE: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2244)
• IN RE: Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2775)
• IN RE: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2768)
• IN RE: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis or M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology and Versys Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2859)
• IN RE: Profemur Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2949)
As people grow older, they begin feeling stiffness or pain in their joints. Frequently these symptoms are a direct consequence of bone or cartilage deterioration, inflammation, or other injuries. When less-invasive treatments fail, doctors often recommend either partial or total hip replacement. Total hip replacements (THRs) use ceramic, metal, or polyethylene implants in the pelvic hip socket and at the top of the femur. After a THR surgery, a patient should have less pain and more mobility.
Over 600,000 hip surgeries have been performed in the United States in the past seven years. Many of these patients have had post-surgical problems arise due to hip devices, including:
• Chronic or intermittent pain
• Fracture near the implant site
• Limb length disparity
• Loss of bone matter (osteolysis)
• Deep-vein thrombosis (blood clots)
• Sciatic or femoral nerve palsy (paralysis)
Hip Replacement Lawsuit Compensation
The Gancedo Law Firm is currently accepting new clients who suffered damage from hip replacement devices including implants and have experienced infection, dislocation, chronic or intermittent pain, fracture near the implant site, limb length disparity, loss of bone matter (osteolysis), deep-vein thrombosis (blood clots), sciatic or femoral nerve palsy (paralysis), and other damage. Verdicts and settlements in hip replacement litigation range widely from a few thousand dollars to millions. Factors that influence a verdict or settlement award include:
● The types of complications patients experienced
● Whether or not additional medical care or surgery was required
● The time lapse between hip replacement surgery and the start of complications
● Whether or not complications caused temporary or permanent disability.
Why Choose the Gancedo Law Firm for Your Hip Replacement Case
Our approach at the Gancedo Law Firm is one of empathy, compassion, and zealousness. We handle cases on a contingency basis, meaning we do not earn a fee unless we obtain recovery for YOU. We treat our clients how we would want to be treated, and we are committed to achieving the fullest remedies available under the law for our clients.