Responding to a slew of FDA recalls of dangerous defects in popular hip implants, attorneys Mark S. Gervelis and David M. Tschantz are pursuing litigation against manufacturers Stryker, Biomet, DePuy, Zimmer, and Wright for their roles in failing to disclose to the public the catastrophic risks of cobalt poisoning in their hip replacement products.
The Complaints allege that these manufacturers put profits over patients when they knowingly released a generation of hip replacement products, which had a high likelihood of poisoning the recipients, forcing patients to undergo an additional painful replacement surgery.
Thousands of unsuspecting patients are experiencing symptoms related to cobalt poisoning from their metal hip implant. Many defective implants have not yet been recalled by the FDA.
Please contact our office if you or a loved one, have experienced the following symptoms following recovery after a hip replacement surgery:
- Hip pain during movement
- Hip swelling or stiffness
- Hip dislocation or dysfunction
- Clicking or popping noises
These symptoms are often misdiagnosed as bursitis, when in fact you may actually be experiencing cobalt poisoning from your metal hip. You should ask your doctor for a simple blood test to check your cobalt levels, and confirm the manufacturer and model name of your implant.
If you are symptomatic or had a second surgery to replace a failed hip implant, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
For a free initial case evaluation, call us today. There are strict time limits to bring a claim against the manufacturer of your implant—do not delay in contacting our office if you believe you have a case.