DePuy Elbow Recall
Johnson & Johnson recently recalled its DePuy Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis System, a defective elbow implant that can cause serious complications and injuries for patients who have received it.
The Class 1 recall, which was announced on December 30th, 2016, states that the implant’s radial stem can loosen at the stem bone interface. The manufacturer hasn’t been able to figure out what is causing the issue, and as a result they’ve pulled the prostheses from the global market.
However, many patients have already suffered severely because of the defective implant. Reported complications have included:
Osteolysis (destruction or disappearance of bone tissue)
Poor joint mechanics
Postoperative bone fractures
Soft tissue damage
Johnson & Johnson Elbow Recall
A Class 1 recall is the most serious kind of recall by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards. The FDA defines Class I as “a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”
The DePuy elbow implant recall involved 50,311 units distributed throughout the U.S.
Elbow Implant Lawsuit Eligibility
Patients that have had elbow implant device might be eligible to recover compensation including: medical bill, lost wages, pain & suffering, and other expenses regarding unforeseen side effects of the elbow implant device. The Carlson Law Firm is currently evaluating claims for elbow implant lawsuits. If you or a loved one has experienced pain, broken bones, or soft tissue damage after a faulty elbow implant that required revision surgery, please contact our law firm now as you may be entitled to financial compensation.