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The Orange County California defective hip replacement attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo know that you or a loved one must be in a lot of pain if you are reading this page. If you have ongoing artificial joint pain, consider calling us to discuss your potential case. We will be happy to talk to you about your experience and how this faulty hip has affected your life. You have found the right injury firm as we have helped thousands of clients during our 30+ careers and we are very versed in representing people with problematic hip replacements. Contact us at (714) 783-2205 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We are up on the recalls, case precedence and what legal options there are for people in your position.
Hip replacement legal causes of action cases can be won for many reasons including when a company has acted negligently, created a defective product, caused serious hip pain, deceived a customer and from many other unethical behaviors. There is a duty for them to act professionally, medically and to create a hip that doesn’t need further surgery or another replacement within a reasonable amount of time. Here are a few examples of some of the companies that are believed to have produced faulty hips for hip replacement patients during the last few years. Since many of the companies that manufacture hip joints are processing recalls and trying to mitigate your legal options, it is important you call our firm today. There has been a lot of attention given to the problematic hips produced by DePuy, Johnson and Johnson, Zimmer, and Stryker.
The issues that have been found with the DePuy hips (ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing System) are that the parts do not fit very well (both together and within a human body). The fact that they lack of a smooth fit creates friction and particles that are able to cause inflammation, pain, and irritation. The sum of those two realities 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. The company was supposedly receiving complaints about the pain and side effects without warning the public or recalling their product for quite some time before acting. The final proof regarding this is that around 12.5% of those who received a DePuy hip replacement needed to have another surgery or hip procedure is done within five years.
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 many letters that stipulated the company needed to address customer complaints.
Though this is the case from a few years ago, we mention it here so that you know that our lawyers know what the precedence is 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.
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.
Call your doctor or our firm if you have doubts as to the quality or integrity of your hip joint replacement. The faulty hip joints do damage while they are in your body so the sooner the issue is resolved, the better off you will be. Be sure to be on alert for significant pain, swelling, a sensation of grinding, dislocation, bone fracture, metal sensitivity, tissue damage, difficulty walking or standing, the hip replacement loosening, potential new allergic reactions, limited range of motion, 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.
If you have ongoing artificial joint pain, consider calling our Orange County personal injury attorneys to discuss your potential case. We will be happy to talk to you about your case and hold an initial consultation. We also promise to be very honest with you regarding the merits of your case and what we believe the type of compensation you could be entitled to receive is. What many of our clients have told us that they appreciate is 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. They also know that we will take good care of them in and out of court all the way.
You deserve to know if you have a case or not before committing to a law firm. 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 attorneys and staff to help represent you as fully as possible. We agree with all of those statements. It has been very successful for us to operate that way for over 30 thirty years and we plan to continue to do so. The first step is for you to schedule the free initial case consultation and evaluation.
The Orange County hip replacement lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo will still come to your house or your hospital room if you are unable to come to our office. We are happy to do it. We are available to meet you and/or your loved ones during the normal office hours of Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm and we will also meet you, by appointment, on Saturdays, Sundays and in the evening. The bottom line is that you are in considerable pain and you shouldn’t be. The other side has a team of lawyers and so should you. We would be honored to help you during this tough time.