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For over 30 years, the Riverside hip replacement lawyers at the work injury law firm of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have helped those who are in pain because of bad artificial joints. If you have ongoing hip replacement pain, consider contacting our firm to discuss your possible legal case. We will be more than happy to speak with you about your experience and how this faulty hip has affected your life. You have found the right injury firm for your unfortunate situation as our team has assisted thousands of clients during our careers. We are well-versed in representing people with problematic and painful hip joint replacements.

Call us any time of the day or night to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. To make it easier on you and your loved ones, we will come to you at your home or hospital room and we will not charge you anything for our services unless and until we win your case.

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Contact Our Riverside Law Firm for Help

It is important for you to call us right away. Most companies that manufacture hip joints are processing recalls and trying to mitigate the legal options and potential compensation for those who have defective artificial joints. You may be aware that there has been a lot of attention given to the problematic hips produced by DePuy, Johnson and Johnson, Zimmer, Stryker, and others. You deserve much better and you certainly deserve the quality and performance that you and your medical insurance paid for. Additionally, you may deserve compensation for all of what you have gone through including pain, suffering, medical expenses, and much more. We can maximize your potential compensation under the law and we can ensure you are receiving the proper medical treatment. You can reach our personal injury, defective product, and work injury attorneys at (951) 977-7787.

Issues With Hip Implants

Even as medical science advances, defective medical devices still affect patients all over the country, including right here in Riverside. Defective hip replacements can lead to tremendous suffering, and they have been the cause of several major legal actions throughout the US against medical device manufacturing companies.

Medical manufacturing companies owe a duty of care to patients. This duty involves the requirement to create hip replacement devices that will not necessitate that the patient need any additional treatment (at least not for the same issue), particularly treatment caused by a defective device.

Here, we want to review some of the companies more recently involved in defective hip replacement products.

DePuy Orthopedics Recalled Their ASR Hip Products

The core of the issues that have been found with the DePuy hips (ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing System) is that the parts and pieces do not fit well (both together and within a human body). The fact that they lack a smooth and effortless fit creates friction and particles that are able to cause inflammation, pain, and irritation. The result is that pain, scarring, and damage occur to the muscles, nerves, and bones that are connected to or near the new metal and artificial hip.

It has been said that the company was receiving complaints about the side effects without warning the public or recalling their product for quite some time before finally acting. One statistic that may shock you is that around 13% of those who received a DePuy hip replacement needed to have another surgery or hip procedure done again within five years.

Zimmer Duron Cup Recall

This is a very similar case to the defective DePuy ASR recall case in that the company received hundreds of complaints and could see the statistics about their customers needing further hip surgeries. Even with all of that, they did not recall the products or warn their customers. Their product was sometimes called the Zimmer Duron Acetabular Component.

Stryker Hip Replacement Issues

Even though this case really started to garner national attention last year, plenty of faulty hip replacement lawsuits are being filed to this day. It is most likely not too late so be sure to call our firm to learn of your legal options. Their Trident PSL and Hemispherical Acetabular Cup hip products were recalled only after the FDA sent numerous letters that stipulated the company should address customer complaints.

Biomet Hip Replacement Recall

Though this case is from a few years ago, we are inclined to mention it here so that you know that our lawyers are aware of the precedence for hip implant issue cases and in case you still have one of these hips. In the case of the defective Biomet hip replacements, the zirconia ceramic femoral heads (or otherwise known as the ball) fractured and caused a grinding sensation, hip pain, and possibly even limited motion Similar and more recent cases included Apex Surgical, DePuy Orthopedics, Encore Orthopedics, Osteoimplant Technology, Smith and Nephew, Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, and Zimmer.

Signs of Defective Hip Implants

Be sure to call your doctor and our local Riverside hip replacement lawyers right away if you have any doubt as to the quality, longevity or integrity of your hip joint replacement. Time is of the essence as faulty hip joints can do a lot of damage to your body and system. Be sure to be aware of significant pain, dislocation, bone fracture, metal sensitivity, a sensation of grinding, difficulty walking, the hip replacement loosening, potential new allergic reactions, limited range of motion, tissue damage, swelling, trouble standing, and infection. Much of those symptoms are from the toxic metal particles being rubbed off as metal grinds on metal in the defective artificial joint. Feel free to call our firm to discuss your legal options at (951) 977-7787. Our goal will be for you to focus on healing as we focus on taking care of you in court.

What Compensation is Available for Claims Like This?

Individuals who are able to successfully bring a claim against another party for a defective hip replacement may be able to recover a range of compensation types. Our team works diligently to help clients recover both economic and non-economic damages in these situations.

  • Economic damages for defective hip replacement claims. Economic damages associated with defective hip replacements revolve around calculable expenses patients will likely incur as a result of the defect. These expenses can be calculated by examining medical bills, proof of wage loss, and other receipts, and include:
    • All emergency medical care
    • Follow-up surgical treatment needs
    • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
    • Medical devices and prescription medications
    • Lost income and loss of future earning potential
    • Household out-of-pocket expenses 
  • Non-economic damages for defective hip replacement claims. Non-economic damages will involve less measurable expenses associated with defective medical devices. These types of damages are designed to provide monetary compensation for a victim’s physical, emotional, and psychological pain and suffering. 

There is no set amount of compensation paid to victims of defective hip replacements. Rather, there are several factors that can influence how much compensation a person receives. The main factors that influence these amounts include the overall medical care required to fix the issue and help a person recover. Calculating non-economic damages, which are more immeasurable, involves using various methods accepted by the court, including a multiplier method. We encourage you to talk to your attorney about how much compensation you can expect for your particular situation.

Will You Have to Go to Court?

If you have suffered from a defective hip replacement in Riverside, there is a chance you will have to go to court. However, the vast majority of these claims get resolved through settlements with an insurance carrier or a third party. Your attorney can help you understand the best route for you to take to recover the compensation you need. We encourage you to work with an attorney who has experience handling complex medical device cases so that you have the best chance of recovering monetary compensation.

In the event an insurance carrier or other party refuses to offer a fair settlement, you may indeed have to go to court if the case goes to trial. However, it can take quite some time for a case to reach that point.

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Giving You & Your Family Peace of Mind

We promise to be honest with you regarding the specific merits of your case and what we believe the type of compensation you could be entitled to receive is. Our clients throughout Riverside appreciate how our honesty and ethical standards allow them to have the peace of mind that they truly know their options and where their case stands at all points in the legal process. We have been around for over thirty years and have consistently been rated with the highest rank from the Better Business Bureau of A+.

Free Consultation With Our Riverside Hip Replacement Lawyers

You deserve competent and prudent information, answers, and advice from experienced lawyers. You deserve to not owe our firm even one cent if we do not win your case. You deserve a complete team of Riverside personal injury attorneys and staff to help represent you. You deserve to know if you have a case or not before committing to a law firm. We fully agree with all of those statements. We are well known throughout Riverside County as attorneys with an outstanding track record of success.

The first step for you is to schedule the free initial case consultation and evaluation. The Riverside hip replacement lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo will come to your house or your hospital room if you are unable to come to our office. We are happy to do it. Contact us online or call our attorneys today at (951) 977-7787 for your free consultation.

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