Hip and Knee Implant Product Defects
Every year, more than 1.1 million people in the United States have hip or knee replacement surgery. Device makers market these products as solutions to pain and limited mobility. However, in recent years some of these devices have failed or been linked to serious injuries. In some instances, consumers suffer injuries that increase their pain and restrict their mobility more than they experienced before the implant. Some also experience emotional anguish over long-term health and financial burdens resulting from defective devices.
Hip implant device made by its DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.
Johnson and Johnson faces suits by more than 8,500 plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation in federal court alleging it failed to warn doctors and consumers about the device’s complications, which included pain and subsequent removal surgeries.
Thousands of people implanted with DePuy’s ASR or Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants filed lawsuits against the device manufacturer after they endured painful complications from the devices.In March 2015, a jury ordered DePuy to pay $502 million to five plaintiffs who said their Pinnacle Ultramet implants were faulty. Just recently they were hit with a $1 million dollar jury verdict. There was evidence that showed Johnson & Johnson paid kickbacks to surgeons to promote the device, even though it knew it was riskier than other implants.
If you or a loved one has received a defective hip or knee replacement call the Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Don’t hesitate, time is running out to file a claim. Call us 1-888-HDZ-LAW-8. We can help recover costs for medical treatment, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.