Experienced Illinois Defective Hip Implant Attorneys

Arlington Heights Recall Hip Implants Lawyers

Over the past twenty years the advances in medical device design and medical implant science has led to an ever-increasing volume of hip replacement surgeries in Illinois and across the nation. Deterioration of the hip joint is the primary reason for hip implant surgery. When DePuy Orthopaedics recalled its all-metal hip replacement devices in 2010 for the serious injuries they caused to more than half a million people, the focus on other such defective hip implant devices escalated. A number of other companies were forced to recall their hip implants, but not before thousands were also injured from their use. If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective hip implant, or a loved one has suffered wrongful death from complications from a hip implant, you may be entitled to compensation. The legal team at Newland & Newland, LLP is skilled in personal injury litigation involving defective hip implants for clients in Chicagoland and throughout Illinois.

Side Effects of Defective Hip Implants

The public has a right to safe and effective hip implant devices. Manufacturers are under legal obligation to properly design, manufacture, test, and distribute their products with appropriate packaging and directions. They are also required to warn the public of any and all device failures and side effects. After the DePuy implant recall, studies confirmed that all metal-on-metal implants might well cause dangerous side effects, including:

  • Chronic hip pain
  • Difficulty standing, walking, or sitting
  • Limitation of motion
  • Hip and other bone fractures
  • Grinding or grating sensation
  • Bone and tissue damage around implant
  • Loosening and/or breaking of implant
  • Organ damage from metal in the bloodstream (metallosis)
  • Severe inflammation
  • Pseudo tumors
  • Infections
  • Nerve damage and chronic numbness and tingling
  • Differences in leg length
  • Bone loss (osteolysis)
  • Necrosis

Recall Hip Implants

Manufacturers of hip implant devices that were recalled for dangerous side effects included:

  • DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL Acetabular System (recalled), ASR Hip Resurfacing System, AML, Pinnacle, Prodigy, S-ROM, Marathon
  • Biomet M2a hip devices, Mallory-Head (recalled), Taperloc
  • Centerpulse Orthadapt, Inter-Op
  • Corin Cormet 2000
  • Encore Orthopedics Foundation, Linear, Revelation
  • Exactech, Metal liner of R3 Acetabular System, Opteon
  • Smith & Nephew Duo, IVS Tunneler, TriGen Hip Nail, Synergy, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
  • Stryker Orthopaedics Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, Omnifit, Sulzer Inter-Op Acetabular Shell, Exeter, Crossfire, Trident Hemispheral SH
  • Wright Medical Technology, Conserve Plus and Profemur Z Hip Stem, Perfecta, Dynasty, Metal Transcend
  • Zimmer Holdings Durom Acetabular Component (Durom Cup), VerSys, Mayo Hip, Longevity

Newland & Newland, LLP has six Chicago-area offices to serve you. Contact us to begin the process of filing your defective hip implant claim. We will explain your legal options and initiate an aggressive plan for recovering just compensation in your case. Since your personal injury case is taken on a contingency basis, you need no money to retain our services. We get paid only when we win your case. We represent defective hip implant clients throughout Northwest Illinois, including Arlington Heights, Cary, Libertyville, Itasca and Chicago.

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