Our firm is frequently contacted by patients from all over the country to help determine whether their hip implant has been recalled or is defective. This is currently a very common question following the recent announcement of the proposed settlement of a large number of claims relating to recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII hip implants for approximately $1.4 Billion.
Trying to determine whether you even have a recalled or defective hip implant can be frustrating, as there is no database a patient can review to make that determination. Additionally, it is often difficult to obtain this information from the hospital where the hip replacement surgery took place or from your implanting surgeon. They are busy and often cannot release that information unless and until you to complete and submit specific forms to obtain your medical records.
The good news is – we can help. Our hip implant recall lawyers at Childers, Schlueter & Smith have been working on these cases for several years, and we know the right questions to ask and how to get the information quickly. With approaching settlement deadlines and statutes of limitation, it is critical that you figure out what type of hip implant you received, and whether your hip device has been recalled.
Our hip recall lawyers, led by firm founder Richard Schlueter, have spoken with and assisted thousands of patients all over the country, including patients implanted with the following hip implant devices:
Stryker Accolade TMZF
DePuy Pinnacle with Ultamet liners
Biomet Magnum M2a and Magnum M2a Taper
Zimmer Durom Cup
Wright Profemur Modular Neck
Wright Conserve Hip Implants
Wright Dynasty Acetabular Cup
If you know the date of your hip replacement surgery, the hospital where the surgery took place, and the name of your implanting surgeon, we can quickly help you determine if you received a recalled implant or a device with a known defect.
Other limited forms of information can also help us determine what type of hip implant device you have. Some patients only have a portion of their records, and do not have the have the “implant stickers” that identify the specific make and model of their implanted device. We frequently receive records via e-mail, fax, or text message, and can review them immediately. We also can review photos or x-rays to narrow down or definitively determine the specific hip implant involved. With the large number of hip implants that have been recalled over the past several years, it is important that you know what type of implant you have. Without this information, a patient may not appreciate the need to follow up with their doctor, and may not discover their injuries until they have progressed to the point of causing long-term and/or permanent health problems.
If you have questions or think you may have a defective or recall hip implant device, call or e-mail us now to get answers: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no obligation and all initial reviews are free of charge.