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Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Close up of a hip replacement implant.

Hip replacement surgery is becoming more and more common.  From 2000 to 2010 alone, the number of people over 45 who underwent hip replacement surgery more than doubled. There are currently more than 2.5 million Americans who have a hip replacement implant.

As the number of hip replacement surgeries has grown, so have the incidents of hip replacement surgery complications and hip replacement device issues and complications as well as hip replacement device recalls and hip replacement lawsuits.

If you suffered severe complications following hip replacement surgery, call us at 800-796-1636 or submit your case details online, and someone from our legal team will contact you shortly. You may be entitled to compensation.

Our attorneys have years of experience and a reputation for personalized, compassionate partnering with our clients. We also have access to the expertise, resources, and manpower to fully investigate your circumstances, file a lawsuit if appropriate, and help you seek the justice you deserve.

We are only accepting cases on behalf of patients who:

  • Have had a second surgery to repair or replace the hip implant or have this surgery scheduled
  • Are experiencing severe complications after their hip replacement surgery and are seeking treatment with a physician

Hip Replacement Complications

There are numerous complications that can result from hip replacement surgery. Sometimes these complications are due to faulty hip replacement implants.  Some lead to patients needing revision surgery—so they have to undergo extra surgery to replace a faulty device or correct an unintended outcome of their first replacement surgery.

Hip replacement complications that have necessitated revision surgery include:

  • Device loosening or breaking
  • Fracturing of the implant or bone
  • Nerve, muscle, or bone damage
  • Excessive swelling in the hip
  • Hip dislocation
  • Limping or a change in ability to walk
  • Popping, clicking, or grinding in the hip
  • Wound or joint infection
  • Excessive or prolonged pain in the hip, leg, or groin
  • Excessive bleeding

In addition, sometimes, when both pieces of a hip replacement device have been made of metal, the metal parts can rub against each other, which, over time, can release bits of metal into the surrounding area.  Complications that can result from metal-on-metal implants include:

  • Damage to tissue around the implant
  • Metallosis, which is an accumulation of tiny metal particles in tissue surrounding the implant that can damage tissue or bone, cause debilitating pain, induce metal poisoning, among other negative effects
  • Osteolysis (destruction or disappearance of bone tissue)
  • Pseudotumors (an abnormality like a tumor that is not a tumor)

Hip Replacement Lawsuits and Recalls

There have been noteworthy lawsuits against hip replacement device manufacturers that have resulted in juries awarding millions of dollars to patients and their families to compensate them for pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. In one case, a billion dollars was awarded! In other cases, manufacturers have offered large settlements to avoid the expense and publicity of a jury trial.

There have also been widely covered recalls of faulty hip replacement devices.  Notable manufacturers who have recalled hip implant devices are:

  • DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Wright Medical

In spite of these recalls and lawsuits that have highlighted the fact that there are faulty and damaging hip replacement devices on the market, there are still problems and device issues that are causing patients pain and suffering, instead of the relief and improved quality of life the hip replacement surgery was supposed to provide.

There are particular models and brands of implant devices we are pursuing cases against.  We have listed them below. But if  you have been harmed by a hip replacement procedure, even if you are unsure of the brand, contact us.

Our firm was founded to help our clients get justice when they have been wronged. Our experienced attorneys take a personalized, compassionate approach. We cut through the legalese and partner with our clients.  We also have access to the expertise, resources, and manpower to fully investigate each case and fight for and with our clients against the big corporations to seek the justice they deserve.

Call us at 800-796-1636 or submit your case details online and we will contact you to arrange a free consultation. 

Manufacturers and Hip Replacement Devices of Particular Interest

  • DePuy ASR™
  • Encore Metal-on-Metal
  • OMNIlife science Apex K2™, ARC Modular Hip
  • Smith & Nephew Modular SMF™, Modular REDAPT™, or EMPERION™
  • Stryker LFIT V40 CoCr Femoral Head, Rejuvenate™ Modular Neck Stem, ABG II™ Hip, Tritanium
  • Zimmer MMC™, M/L Taper, M/L Taper with Kinectiv, M/L Taper with VerSys Femoral Head, Proxilock
  • Exactech Connexion GXL Acetabular Liner


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