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Since 1979, the San Bernardino California hip replacement attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have worked to help those who are in substantial pain due to bad artificial joints. If you have ongoing hip replacement pain, consider calling us to discuss your possible legal case. We will be more than happy to speak with you about your experience and how this faulty hip has affected your life. Please know that you have found the right injury firm as our team has helped thousands of clients during our careers and we are well versed in representing people with problematic and painful hip replacements. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. To make it easy on you and your family, we will be happy to come to you at your home or hospital room.
It is important that you contact us right away since many of the companies who manufacture hip joints are processing recalls and trying to mitigate the legal options of those who use their defective artificial joints. There has been a lot of attention given to the problematic hips produced by DePuy, Johnson and Johnson, Zimmer, Stryker and others. You deserve better and you certainly deserve the quality that you and your medical insurance paid for. Additionally, you may deserve compensation for what you have gone through including pain, suffering, medical expenses and much more. We can maximize your potential compensation under the law and we can ensure you are receiving the proper medical treatment. Call our personal injury, defective product and work injury lawyers in San Bernardino at (909) 436-4610.
Sadly, even with most medical technology improving, poor hip replacements have been on the rise recently. Hip replacement legal causes of action cases can be won for many reasons including if a manufacturing company has acted negligently, deceived a customer, created a defective product, caused serious hip pain, 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 who are believed to have produced faulty hips for hip replacement patients during the last few years. Please reach out to us to discuss your case and what our firm can do for you.
DePuy Orthopedics recalled ASR Hip Products
The main core of the issues that have been found with the DePuy hips (ASR XL Acetubular and ASR Hip Resurfacing System) are that the parts and pieces do not fit well (both together and within a human body). The fact that they lack a smooth and effortless fit creates friction and particles that are able to cause inflammation, pain and irritation. The result 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. It has been said that the company was receiving complaints about the side effects without warning the public or recalling their product for quite some time before finally acting. One piece of evidence that may be 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.
Biomet Hip Replacement Recall
Though this is the case from a few years ago, we are inclined to mention it here so that you know that our lawyers are aware of the precedence 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.
Zimmer Duron Cup Recall
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.
Stryker Hip Replacement Issues
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 numerous letters that stipulated the company should address customer complaints.
Call your doctor and our firm right away if you have any doubt as to the quality or integrity of your hip joint replacement. Time is of the essence as faulty hip joints can do a lot of damage while they are still inside of your body. Be sure to be aware of significant pain, dislocation, a sensation of grinding, difficulty walking, bone fracture, metal sensitivity, tissue damage, swelling, trouble 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. Feel free to call our firm to discuss your legal options at (909) 436-4610.
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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 San Bernardino hip replacement attorneys 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.
Even Available to Meet by Appointment at Night and on the Weekend
Our San Bernardino injury lawyers are available to meet you and/or your loved ones during the normal office hours of Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm 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 probably has a large team of lawyers and so should you. We are well known throughout San Bernardino as attorneys with an outstanding track record during their 30+ years of representing clients. We would be honored to help you during this rough time in your life.
The Law Firm of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo
San Bernardino, California ~ (909) 436-4610