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What if you do not have a recalled hip?





What if you do not have a recalled hip?

Over the past 6 years, medical device manufacturers have been flooded with lawsuits involving defective prosthetic hips.  Some of these lawsuits involve hips that have been recalled, such as the DePuy ASR and Stryker Rejuvenate.  However, there are many other cases involving hips that have not yet been recalled.  These other, less publicized cases, involve what are commonly referred to as metal on metal hips.  These are prosthetic hips that do not have a plastic liner in the cup, but instead, have metal cups that rub directly on a metal ball.  Although, at one point, these hips accounted for nearly 1/3 of all hip replacements used in the United States, today they are no longer being used at all.

do you have a recalled hip

The reason for this is that doctors have discovered that as these metal on metal hips shed metal particles (cobalt and chromium) into the patients who have them.  These particles cause, pain, pseudotumors, and irreversible soft tissue damage in the hips of patients who have them.  As a result, many cases are being filed on behalf of anyone who has a metal on metal hip; regardless of whether the hip has been recalled.

The manufacturers of metal on metal hips that are the subject of significant litigation include:

Wright Medical

DePuy

Biomet

If you have any kind of metal on metal hip, even if it’s not a “recalled hip” you should contact an attorney right away.  At Kershaw, Cook & Talley we represent hundreds of individuals with non-recalled hips in litigation throughout the country and are happy to provide a free consultation


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