Lancaster Hip Replacement Lawyer
You thought things would improve after your hip replacement surgery. After suffering from a bad hip, you could finally be relieved of pain. But now, you’re having symptoms related to your hip implant. You’re in pain and not feeling well. This constant pain and suffering is not normal, and it may be the result of a defective hip implant. If you believe your hip implant is defective, you need an experienced attorney on your side. A Lancaster hip replacement lawyer at Haggerty & Silverman will fight to get you compensation for expenses related to your injury.
No one should be in pain because of a problem with a hip implant. The companies and manufacturers responsible for defective hip implants should be held responsible. Holding these companies liable helps to ensure that hip implants will be safer in the future. Haggerty & Silverman’s team of hip recall lawyers will fight for justice.
Defective Hip Implants
The hip replacement manufacturer DePuy Orthopaedics has settled for billions of dollars stemming from the recall of its ASR™ XL Acetabular Hip System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System (August 2010). These products are supposed to be reliable for up to 15 years. However, studies and reports have shown the hip implants were failing after only five to six years.
You may be at risk with other hip replacement devices as well. There have been lawsuits filed against the hip replacement company Biomet for its metal on metal M2a Magnum Hip System. Stryker Corporation is also under fire for similar health risks related to its Rejuvenate Hip System. All these hip implant devices consist of a metal “ball and cup”. Over time, these devices begin to erode causing pain, sickness and other life-threatening conditions.
Learn more about hip implant recalls on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website.
Harm Caused by Defective Hip Implants
There is a wide range of symptoms you may experience from a defective metal on metal hip implant. Please seek medical attention if you or your loved one shows signs of:
- Chronic pain
- Nail Discoloration
- Sore muscles
- Trouble seeing or hearing
- Nervous System issues
- Heart Troubles
Artificial hip replacement devices have been linked to blood poisoning in patients. The high level of metal toxicity is a result of metal on metal hip devices that release metal shavings into the bloodstream. This corrosion can damage surrounding tissue and bones, leading to further complications.
Hip Replacement Lawyers in Lancaster, PA
If you believe that you or a loved one has a defective hip implant, a Lancaster hip replacement lawyer at Haggerty & Silverman can help. We will guide you through the legal process and fight to get you compensation for your pain and suffering. For a free evaluation, contact us at 717-397-3200 or fill out our contact form online. We serve the Lancaster, York and Reading area. Our office is conveniently located in Lancaster, PA where you can meet with our team of attorneys and paralegals.