Tag Archives: metal-on-metal hip replacements

Study: Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Revision Rates Increased Since 2007

Metal-on-metal hip implants have been alleged to cause metal particles to be released into the bloodstream and surrounding soft tissue. This can result in metallosis and often necessitate painful and more complicated revision surgery, in which the device is removed and replaced by an entirely new device. A new study published in the January 2018 …. Read More

$4.5 Million Jury Verdict Secured for Failed Wright Hip Implant Plaintiff

In handing down a $4.5 million verdict,  a Los Angeles Superior Court jury found Wright Medical Technology Inc. responsible for the defective manufacturing of its Profemur R metal-on-metal hip implant that caused plaintiff Alan Warner to suffer severe pain. This high-damage verdict may be echoed in future trials over similar metal-on-metal hip implants, as Wright …. Read More

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Zimmer Duron Cup Hip Implant Lawsuit Filed

After his second hip implant surgery in 10 years, the latter to remove his failed metal hip implant after serious complications, New England native William Preskins has filed a lawsuit against medical device manufacturer Zimmer for negligence, illegal marketing, and concealment of safety risks of the device. In 2007, Preskins underwent a hip implant surgery …. Read More

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Stryker to Pay Over $1 Billion to Settle 4,000 Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Stryker Corporation announced in November 2014 it will pay over $1 billion to patients who had surgery to replace certain defective metal-on-metal hip replacements. The settlement, which resulted from mediation conducted simultaneously with the litigation, was announced in Superior Court in Hackensack, New Jersey, where approximately 4,000 cases from around the country had been consolidated. …. Read More

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