Modular hip lawsuits are currently being investigated by the lawyers at Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, LLC on behalf of multiple clients across the United States who have suffered pain, injury, and disability after being implanted with these potentially dangerous medical devices, including:
- Stryker Rejuvenate
- Stryker ABG II
- Zimmer M/L Taper Prosthesis with Kinectiv Modular Neck
These modular hip systems have been associated with serious and painful and debilitating complications such as metal poisoning and even premature implant failure leading to hip implant revision surgery. If you or your loved one has suffered injury as a result of a modular hip, you could be entitled to substantial compensation for your damages. We invite you to learn more about modular hip lawsuits, then contact us for a free evaluation of your claim by an experienced attorney.
Problems with Modular Hips
Most hip implant systems are made from a solid metal piece that is housed inside a socket. In a modular hip implant, an interchangeable neck component allows surgeons to customize the fit of the implant to more closely match each patient’s unique body proportions. Modular hip systems were heavily marketed to younger implant recipients based on claims that a more customized fit would enhance range of motion and last longer than a traditional artificial hip. On the contrary, while an artificial hip system should last at least 15 years, multiple recipients of modular hips have reported painful and debilitating hip implant failure only a few short years after implantation. Revision surgery to correct a failed modular hip implant is technically difficult and complicated for surgeons, and can be very painful, physically and emotionally traumatic, and expensive for patients.
In addition to the ability to customize modular hips, the makers of these devices also touted their ceramic-on-metal construction as a safer alternative to metal-on-metal hip systems, which have been the subject of multiple recalls and adverse event reports in recent years. Unfortunately, the junction of a modular hip’s femoral stem and neck is still constructed from metal-on-metal, and this has been the cause of multiple injuries and premature hip implant failures. The friction applied to this portion of a modular hip system by normal use (walking, sitting) can lead to corrosion and the release of tiny particles of metal debris into a patient’s body. This has been known to bring about a dangerous form of metal poisoning called metallosis, and may also result in:
- Severe allergic reactions
- Hearing loss
- Organ failure
- Heart damage
- Bone and tissue death (necrosis)
- Loosening or dislocation of hip implant
Am I Eligible for a Modular Hip Lawsuit?
At this time, the experienced medical product liability attorneys at Bernheim Dolinsky Kelley are investigating a number of modular hip lawsuits on behalf of our valued clients from across the United States. If you or your loved one suffered pain, compromised mobility, early implant failure, or hip implant revision surgery after being fitted with a modular hip system, you could be eligible to pursue substantial financial compensation for multiple damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Permanent disability
We have built a strong national reputation amongst our peers and clients based on our impressive record of favorable verdicts and settlements for victims of dangerous or defective medical devices, and we are dedicated to fighting until our clients are fully and justly compensated for their suffering. To learn more about modular hip lawsuits and our team, we encourage you to contact us now for a free legal consultation.
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