Hip Replacement Problem
Faulty metal hip implants have led to numerous hip replacement problem claims over the past year and beyond have led manufacturers, including Stryker Corporation to settle claims with patients. Both Stryker and DePuy have been involved in length claims and as recently as November 2014, Stryker agreed to settle several thousand claims related to both devices for $1.43 billion. What does this mean for the patient who has suffered as a result of this procedure? Significant compensation. When New Jersey State Superior Court Judge Brian Martinotti and Stryker attorney Kim Catullo announced the settlement, the reality was clear: depending on the nature of the injuries, “plaintiffs could receive as much as $600,000 each.” While the amounts vary, it is clear that plaintiffs receive even more funding if “extraordinary medical help” is needed.
In 2013, Johnson & Johnson agreed to a $2.5 billion settlement with patients who had undergone the procedure using a DePuy metal-on-metal replacement. Regardless of the device you had or currently have, if you were injured by one of these hip devices, there is no guarantee that you will receive compensation. But it is a good idea to contact a qualified hip device attorney to help you understand your options.
Metal Hip Replacements
More than 500,000 patients in the United Stated were implanted with artificial “metal-on-metal” hip implants, also known as all-metal hips, during hip replacement surgery. Device manufacturers claimed metal hip implants – including ball-and-socket components made from cobalt and chromium – were more durable and provided a greater range of motion than earlier-generation artificial implants made of ceramic, plastic and metal combinations. Many of those claims have been proven false. HipReplacementProblem.com is a free service brought to you by North American Law Partners.