Metal Hip Implant Failures Costly

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 29-Dec-2011

Hip implant failure has been plaguing the hip replacement industry for years, as countless consumers have endured pain and injury as a result of the negligently produced and designed medical device.

But while consumers have suffered from the defective Depuy hip implants and their flawed design, taxpayers with no relation to the surgery or the bad medical device may also be paying the price, a recent New York Times articles suggests.

The rising costs associated with failed Depuy hip implants are linked to the numerous devices involved in the complaints, injuries and lawsuits accompanying the failed device’s downfalls.

Failed hip replacements, countless corrective surgeries and lawsuits necessary for patients struggling to pay mounting hospital, surgery and medical bills are just some of the hardships endured by consumers, some of whom were active, working, people prior to placement of bad hip implants manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.

Despite the troubles tied to the Depuy division of Johnson & Johnson metal hip implants, more than 80,000 of the 250,000 hip implant replacement procedures completed last year used metal only devices, which are the source of injury as well as physical and financial struggles among people across the nation. With a high number of patients who have undergone hip replacement surgery, only to be outfitted with a defective metal hip implant, the New York Times estimates that as many as 3,500 lawsuits involving the bad medical device have been filed in relation to Depuy metal hip implants.

While Depuy metal hip implants have been under fire for the countless problems, replacement surgeries and complications associated, Johnson & Johnson has also been plagued by recalls and lawsuits tied to another brand of hip implants: Pinnacle hip implants. An all metal counterpart to the Depuy metal hip implants, the Pinnacle hip implant has endured numerous lawsuits because of failures and injuries resulting.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured as a result of a faulty metal hip implant, including Depuy hip implants or Pinnacle hip implants, comprised of metal, call our hip implant failure attorneys in Texas, serving injured clients across the nation at 888-335-7492, contact our bad medical device lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our Texas personal injury law firm for a free consultation today. Our experienced attorneys can help you uncover some of the answers to questions associated with your faulty implant while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.


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