Hip Replacement surgery and Lawsuits

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Millions of people from all over the world are affected from Hip Replacement surgery and improve their quality of life. The process should alleviate a painful hip joint, making walking easier. Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the diseased parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with new, artificial parts. These artificial parts are called the prosthesis. This is the decision or last option when all other treatment options have failed to provide sufficient pain relief. However the surgery is associated with several risk and complications. Sometimes the consequences of the surgery are life-threatening. More than 500,000 Americans have had hip replacement surgery and may have metal on metal implants manufactured by companies like Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, Wright Medical Technology, Biomet and other manufacturers. As a result of the increasing numbers of hip implantation recipients experienced a high volume implant failure rate and other severe hip replacement complications.

In the U.S market there are many companies who manufactured Hip Replacement surgery kits and facing thousands of lawsuits due to the severe risk associated with the surgery. There are some manufacturers associated with most and pending cases are DePuy ASR Acetabular & Resurfacing System and Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Recall. These two companies are facing thousands of lawsuits. Numerous of state and federal lawsuits are filed against DePuy over its ASR and Pinnacle hip implants. Additional lawsuits are pending in state courts. Plaintiffs allege that both devices were defectively designed and the manufacturers have not disclose and mispresented the severe risks associated with the implant and falsely marketing the device without adequate warning of it adverse effects. Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Recall were recalled in July 2012 and due to faulty products several numbers of lawsuits are filed against the company.

The Hip replacement surgery not only cause harm to plaintiffs body its effect Physically, financially and emotionally, even also affect their family, relationship and daily activities. The main function of the hip joints is to hold up the upper body of humans, running, walking and to help with certain activities, such as bending and stretching. However there are certain exercises and activities patient has to avoid after Hip Replacement Surgery. Falsification on the concerned leg should be avoided 8-12 months after hip replacement surgery. Patient who has hip replacement should not cross the involved leg of the body and not bend at the hip past 90 degrees. Person must take advice from doctor and physical therapist timely to avoid mishappenings.

The Hip replacement surgery is associated with much dangerous risk. Some complications are minor, while some may require additional surgeries or even a new implant to correct. Some of the complications associated with the hip replacement surgery include Fracture, Dislocation, change in leg length and blood clots. Families who lost a loved one due to the complications occur by the surgery may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact we have an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs Lawsuits and evaluate your claim confidentially and free of cost unless we win the case.

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