Our firm is committed to making sure individuals and families affected by these devices receive adequate compensation for their medical bills and physical suffering
(PRWEB) May 31, 2013
The law firm McSweeney / Langevin is a national law firm dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by metal-on-metal total-hip-replacement-systems.
Individuals who experienced problems with metal-on-metal hips may file lawsuits against the devices’ manufacturers to seek compensation for his/her injuries. The defective hip lawyers of McSweeney / Langevin are handling cases involving the Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer, Wright Medical, Stryker, Smith & Nephew and BioMet. "Our firm is committed to making sure individuals and families affected by these devices receive adequate compensation for their medical bills and physical suffering," says attorney Rhett McSweeney.
Earlier this month, McSweeney / Langevin filed a lawsuit against Stryker Orthopaedics (US Dist. Crt. N. Dist. OH W. Div. Cramer v. Stryker Corporation, et al.3:13-cv-01068-JGC) alleging defective manufacturing, design defect, nonconformence with representations, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, negligent misrepresentation, and punitive conduct.
According the FDA on January 17, 2013, metal-on-metal hips have been shown to cause a series of painful and debilitating side effects.
In July of 2008, Zimmer issued an Urgent Device Correction notice to surgeons because of issues related to its metal-on-metal hip replacement system. Zimmer also notified the public it was suspending marketing and selling the Durom Acetabular Component, also known as the "Durom Cup."
In August of 2010, Johnson & Johnson alerted the public to the issue related to its all-metal hip replacement system when it issued a recall of its DePuy Orthopaedic, ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System.
On June 1, 2012, Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics initiated a market withdrawal for metal liners of the R3 Acetabular system due to higher than expected number of revision surgeries.
Most recently, Stryker Orthopaedics, issued a recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems in July of 2012.
McSweeney / Langevin is offering free legal consultations to anyone injured as a result of a metal-on-metal hip replacement system. Individuals who have suffered from severe pain, typically radiating into the groin and/or back, difficulty standing or walking, necrosis (death of body tissue), bone and soft tissue damage, metallosis, elevated cobalt or chromium levels in blood, implant loosening, lysis (destruction of dissolution of cells), ostelysis, device failure, fluid collection and/or masses of tissues collecting around the joint or the need for additional revision surgeries (which may or may not be successful in correcting the problem) due to a metal-on-metal hip replacement device may be entitled to compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages and/or other damages. Some metal-on-metal cases are currently being consolidated in the Northern District of Ohio as part of MDL ("multidistrict litigation") 2197.
In addition to the McSweeney / Langevin website individuals may also contact a McSweeney / Langevin hip replacement lawyer at 1-800-888-4425.