LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (PRWEB) November 13, 2013
Every year, hundreds of Americans go in for hip replacement surgery. When something goes wrong and the device used to replace a person’s hip is defective, serious complications can occur. That is the case for thousands of people impacted by Stryker, Depuy ASR, Zimmer, Wright, and Biomet hip implants. As a hip replacement mass tort law firm, the attorneys at Gray & White understand the impact a defective hip implant can have on a person. That’s why they’re helping victims get the compensation they need to recover from this serious injury.
Currently, there are hundreds of lawsuits pending in a number of Kentucky hip implant mass tort cases after people fell ill following a metal-on-metal hip implant surgery (1). Metal poisoning impacted many of these people, which occurred after metal debris was released into the blood stream. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the friction from the metal-on-metal implant causes some components to shed and accumulate in the body (2). As a result, serious neurological issues can occur.
Now, each hip implant manufacturer faces mass tort lawsuits that could cost them billions of dollars. Johnson & Johnson, makers of the DePuy ASR hip implant is estimated to settle for around $3 billion, a Bloomberg report states (3). The Wall Street Journal reported that the Stryker lawsuit is estimated to settle for between $700 million to over $1 billion (4). The lawsuits for these—Zimmer, Wright, and Biomet—all equate to significant money being paid to the victims injured by these metal-on-metal hip implants.
“Our hearts go out to the people living a daily struggle after being subjected to pain and worry due to their defective hip implant. As medical product liability lawyers in Kentucky, we aim to help these people get a settlement or verdict that covers their treatment expenses and compensates them for their pain,” commented Matthew White, Managing Partner at Gray & White Law.
The lawyers at Gray & White are some of the few in the area who have had great success handling mass tort cases in both state and federal court. The team has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of defective medical products in both state and federal courts. They have also been approved and appointed to lead counsel positions by judges in mass tort litigation.
Visit the Gray & White website to learn more.
IN RE DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation
United States District Court Northern District of Ohio
Hon. David A. Katz, Presiding
IN RE Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation
United States District Court District of Minnesota
Hon. Donovan W. Frank, Presiding
IN RE Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation
United States District Court Northern District of Indiana
Hon. Robert L. Miller, Jr., Presiding
IN RE Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Products Liability Litigation
United States District Court District of New Jersey
Hon. Susan D. Wigenton, Presiding
IN RE Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Hon., William S. Duffey, Jr., Presiding
(2) U.S. Food and Drug Administration metal implant description and details fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/MetalonMetalHipImplants/ucm241604.htm
(3) Bloomberg News. August 21, 2013 bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-21/j-j-said-to-weigh-3-billion-settlement-of-its-hip-implant-cases.html
(4) Wall Street Journal. October 23, 2013 online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20131023-714444.html
About Gray & White:
Gray & White is a personal injury and class action lawsuit law firm representing clients in Kentucky, and across the United States in mass tort cases. Based in Louisville, the attorneys at Gray & White have won some of the largest personal injury settlements in Kentucky. They are one of the few law firms with lawyers who have successfully prosecuted cases in both the Kentucky state court, and federal courts. As top trial lawyers, the firm consistently takes on challenging personal injury and mass tort cases, winning millions of dollars for their clients.
To learn more, please visit the law firm’s website.
Contact: Matthew White