Patients Suing for Metal Hip Replacement Injuries
Depuy Pinnacle recently recalled their hip replacement products after patients who received surgeries involving the replacement were gravely injured by their new hips. There are significant design defects with the hip replacement that can cause the implant too loosen or stop working only a few years after the initial surgery. This means that patients who receive the surgery then have to spend an exorbitant amount of time and take weeks off of work for recovery to get a corrective surgery. The hip replacement incident has sparked up to 2,500 lawsuits around the United States as those that received the Depuy Pinnacle hip start to feel the adverse effects.
Because so many people are filing lawsuits against DePuy because of the product malfunction, the company is concentrating all lawsuits into an MDL. This means that all plaintiffs will be tossed into a massive pool of lawsuits so that the company can sort through complaints without having to handle a variety of court appointments and rulings. In the past five years, 12 to 13 percent of all patients that received the hip replacement have voiced dissatisfaction. Because the hip replacement was expensive, they often want their money back and want reimbursement for lost wages and pain and suffering as a result of the hip.
According to the Legal Examiner, all the DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits will be considered as a total complaint in September, 2014. Legal experts assume that it will take that long to compile all of the cases and organize the issue into a lawsuit. The hip replacement was recalled in August of 2010, but this left a large population of men and women who had already received surgery and could only wait until their hips failed. If you received a faulty hip implant, then you need to talk to a personal injury attorney at Zinda Law Group today for representation on your case!