Injured by a Defective Hip Replacement or Malfunctioning Knee Joint?
For some, the decision to undergo orthopedic surgery to have a damaged hip or deteriorating knee replaced with an artificial hip or joint is not easy. The decision is usually made easier when the possibilities of improved agility, more flexibility and reduced pain seem to outweigh potential risks.
But sometimes these devices are poorly made or designed. A common known defect of artificial hips and joints occurs when small pieces of polyethylene break down from the device and become stuck in a person's hip or knee joint. Having extra pieces of material in the body can lead to osteolysis, which can cause decay and the immune system to attack healthy bones. This usually leads to further surgeries and additional knee or hip replacements.
If you or a loved one has received an artificial hip implant or knee joint replacement and experiences complications and increased pain, the device may be defective. We can help. At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., our attorneys will represent patients who have been harmed by defective hip replacements and knee implants. We work with an experienced team in bringing product liability lawsuits in courts throughout New York State. Our medical device injury lawyers are equipped to achieve the best possible results in these matters, including favorable settlements and jury verdicts for injured hip replacement victims and their families. We fight, you win.
To learn how we can help you, schedule a free consultation today by calling 212-750-1200, or sending us an e-mail.
How Do You Know if You Received a Bad Hip Implant or Artificial Knee Joint?
Have you noticed swelling or pain in your hip, knees or legs? Other symptoms that suggest you might have received a defective medical device include chest pain, shortness of breath, numbness, weakness and fatigue, altered vision or hearing, weight gain and change in urination habits.
Hip Implants and Devices With Known Problems
Over the past few years, problems have been reported with a number of artificial hip and knee devices — in fact, some on the list below have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If you or a loved one has been harmed by any of these devices or similar ones, call 212-750-1200.
- Zimmer NexGen knee implant
- Zimmer Durom Cup
- DePuy ASR (Articular Surface Replacement) Hip
- DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular Cup
- Stryker Trident Acetabular PSL Cups
- Stryker Trident Hemispherical Cups
- Stryker Howmedica Trident ceramic hip replacement systems
- Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip system
- Stryker ABG II modular-neck hip stems
- Biomet replacement hips
- Smith & Nephew Oxinium Genesis II and Profix II knee systems