Undergoing and recovering from hip replacement surgery is a major life event, even when all goes well. A defective hip implant means having to do it all over again, sometimes with additional injuries caused by the implant failure, not to mention the pain involved while the malfunctioning implant is still in place. If you have received a defective hip implant you may be entitled to compensation for your trouble, your injuries, and your suffering.
Defective Hip Implants Stay on the Market Too Long
One of the most frustrating aspects typical of defective hips is the fact that the companies that make the defective implants are often aware that there is a problem years before they own up to it and issue a recall. In the meantime, hundreds or thousands of patients are implanted with the defective devices.
If you’ve experienced problems with one of the following hip implants, we may be able to help you:
- DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System
- DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System
- DePuy Pinnacle® Acetabular Cup System
- Biomet Hip Implants
- Stryker Hip Implants
- Birmingham Hip Replacement
- Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system
- Metal on Metal Hip Implants
- Wright Medical Hip Implants
Why You Need Help
The consequences of having a defective hip implant can be very severe. Many victims will need to have their hip implants replaced, which is a serious and painful operation with major recovery. Defective implants can also cause further injury.
Do not be misled by companies who claim to or offer to pay for your medical expenses. What they will truly pay for is often very limited and will not come close to covering your true expenses and other damages. If you have received a defective hip implant your may be entitled to compensation including:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Expenses for care and assistance with daily tasks during your recovery
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured by a defective hip implant, please call or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.