Has Your Hip Implant Been Recalled After Hip Replacement Surgery?
Many brands of metal hip implants have been recalled due to a defect in the medical device. Hip replacement surgery is a common procedure that can relieve pain and restore your hip function.
However, many metal-on-metal hip implant devices that were sold to hospitals throughout Canada have been recalled due to being defective and breaking down.
So now thousands of people are walking around with a defective hip implant, and many don’t even know it.
If you’re experiencing increased and severe discomfort after hip replacement surgery, you may have a defective implant and require revision surgery.
Find out what type of hip implant you have. Are you on the list for revision surgery? Or have you had revision surgery? Talk with your doctor if you are experiencing pain.
Your doctor can access the specific model you have. You may qualify for free revision surgery if you are on the list.
What are the medical problems caused by a defective metal hip implant?
A defective metal hip implant can cause various side effects, including pain, infection, and device failure. Many side effects of the recalled defective hip implants are:
– Increased risk of hip revision surgery
– Metal debris in the bloodstream
– Impaired joint function
– Pain and swelling
– daily activities reduced due to pain and poor mobility
What Should I do if I’m Experiencing Extreme Pain After Hip Replacement Surgery?
Find out if you are on a list for revision surgery – You don’t want the implant snapping on you or corroding and going into your bloodstream.
The first step is to contact your doctor. A defective hip implant can cause several health complications, including pain, dislocation, and bone fractures.
You may have a recalled hip implant device, and your doctor will let you know if you are on a list for revision hip surgery.
You need to find out what type of metal hip implant was used in your hip replacement surgery. Then you need to ask your doctor if your hip implant was recalled and if you are on a list to have revision hip surgery.
We know this sounds awful and frightening, but if you have one of the recalled metal hip implants inside of you, you will likely need to replace it with a safe model. The only way this can happen is for you to have a hip implant revision surgery.
During revision surgery, your doctor will replace the defective implant with a new one. Recovery time and physical therapy will be needed, just like when you had your original hip replacement surgery.
We can represent your defective medical device claim if you have had a hip revision surgery because of a recall or if you need a revision hip surgery. We can’t take away the pain. We can’t give you back the lost time in dealing with this situation.
We can file a hip replacement lawsuit on your behalf against the medical device company and fight to secure a significant settlement for you.
How do I know if my hip implant has been recalled?
Get the identity of the implant. Hip implant litigation is on the rise as more people discover that their hip implant is not functioning correctly.
Contact your doctor immediately if you’re experiencing severe pain and discomfort after hip replacement surgery. Your doctor can advise you what type of hip implant he used for your hip replacement surgery.
Then your doctor can let you know if the metal-on-metal hip implant that was used has been recalled.
If you or someone you know may have a defective hip implant, it is essential to seek legal counsel immediately. A hip revision surgery may be necessary to correct the problem.
Here is a list of medical device companies that have issued recalls for defective hip implants. These are the companies that Cariati Law can file a claim on your behalf against.
– Rejuvenate Modular Neck
– ABG II Modular Neck
– Definition and Restoration Stem cases with V40 Cobalt Chromium modular heads
– Pinnacle Metal on Metal with modular heads greater than 36 mm
– M/L Taper Kinectiv Stem
– Durom Cup with modular heads greater than 36 mm
– Versys CoCr Head
– M2A 38 mm
– Smith & Nephew
– BHR R3 Metal on Metal cup
– SMF stem
How long do I have to file a claim for my defective metal hip implant?
If you have a defective metal hip implant, you may wonder how long you must file a claim. In most cases, you have two years from the date of the defective implant’s discovery to file a claim.
However, if you have undergone hip revision surgery because of the defective implant, you may have up to ten years to file a claim. It is important to note that these time limits are specific to defective metal hip implants that the manufacturer has recalled.
If your implant has not been recalled, you will need to consult an attorney at Cariati Law to determine how long you have to file a claim.
How long will it take to settle my defective metal hip implant case?
The length of time it will take to settle a defective metal hip implant may vary depending on the severity of the defect and the particular case. However, seeking medical attention as soon as possible is essential to ensure the best possible outcome.
Most cases can settle within a year. Educating yourself on your legal options is important if you or someone you know has a defective hip implant.
Hip implant litigation is complex, and it is vital to have an experienced lawyer at Cariati law on your side.
If hip revision surgery is necessary to correct the problem, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
You may be eligible to file a claim if you have suffered from Hip Dysplasia, Metallosis, or any other complication related to a defective metal hip implant.
Cariati Law can file a claim against the medical device manufacturer.
If you or a loved one has received a Stryker hip implant or another defective hip implant, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The lawyers at Cariati Law are currently investigating Stryker hip recall claims and other hip implant cases.
After we review your situation, our injury lawyers at Cariati Law can protect your rights by filing a defective hip implant lawsuit. An experienced Toronto injury lawyer at our law firm will review your situation for free and let you know your options.
We would be happy to discuss your potential case with you. For more information, please call 905-629-8040. We’ll answer all your questions and advise you of your options.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a defective hip implant, it is crucial to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Call us for a free consultation.