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Longwood Hip Replacement Recall Attorney

Defective Medical Equipment Injuries

For several years, hip-replacement surgery has been an increasingly popular option for people who are suffering from permanent and debilitating problems with their hip. About 300,000 people a year have hip-replacement surgery to increase their mobility or eliminate inflammation and pain. The hip is a “ball and socket” joint which is what gives a healthy hip and leg the full range of motion. However, ball-and-socket joints can also become extremely problematic when either the actual bone structure or the muscles that support it are not working correctly.

If you or a loved one have received a faulty hip replacement, call (407) 315-2932 to discuss your grounds for legal action with a skilled Longwood hip replacement recall lawyer.

Why are hip replacements recalled?

The problems with hip replacement parts are often not that different from the issues that originally caused the need for hip replacement. Replacement pieces in the hip are grinding against one another, which can lead to erosion of the metal or other problems. When a hip replacement piece is recalled, they have already been used by hundreds and in some cases thousands of patients, leaving these patients with a lot of questions.

  • Who is responsible for the medical costs to fix a hip replacement?
  • I do not want to have surgery again. Who pays for my pain, suffering and time missed from work or other activities?
  • Why did my surgeon or doctor not contact me directly when the hip parts were recalled?

The answers to these questions depend on the type of hip replacement that was used in your surgery, where they are in the recall process for your specific type of hip replacement, and how you would like to proceed. To get detailed answers to your specific questions, take advantage of a free initial consultation with The Cerasa Law Firm LLC either over the phone or in our office.

Do I need a lawyer to handle my hip replacement recall?

The medical device companies that make millions of dollars off of hip-replacement parts are typically not very forthcoming about admitting fault or paying the victims what they deserve. If they do admit fault, the process of getting compensation is still not always very clear.

The best way to ensure that you receive all of the compensation that you are eligible for is to hire a lawyer. At The Cerasa Law Firm LLC, we only retain a percentage of the funds our attorney secures on your behalf, which means that if we don’t win, you pay nothing.

What have hip replacement products have been recalled?

The list is long and growing; and unfortunately, it’s not always easy to determine exactly who is affected by the recall. Some of the largest hip replacement recalls that have occurred fairly recently include:

  • DePuy ASR Acetabular & Resurfacing System
  • Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Recall
  • Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular, Modular SMF, Modular Redapt Femoral Hip Systems
  • Wright Conserve Plus and Profemur Z Hip Stem
  • Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component

How do I know if my hip replacement is affected by the recall?

Many people assume that they will be contacted directly either by the hospital, their surgeon or the medical device company that manufactured the hip replacement. Unfortunately, there is no direct notification system and you very well may have to seek the information yourself. With a lawyer on your side, you can be sure that you’ll be able to easily access information and updates about which recall affects your hip-replacement and how to ensure you do not miss any deadlines.

How Do I get more information about my hip replacement recall?

Start with a free initial consultation with our Longwood personal injury attorney. He can answer any questions you have and help you understand the hip-replacement recall process and how it will apply to your specific situation. If you choose to move forward with your claim, we can help you prepare for what comes next.

Work closely with your attorney as you pursue your hip replacement injury case. Call (407) 315-2932 today to reach The Cerasa Law Firm LLC.

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