Anyone who has ever suffered through serious hip problems fully understands that there are few things more painful for someone to have to endure. Over the years, the medical science industry advanced to the point where they were able to start offering patients the opportunity to have artificial hips implanted into their bodies to alleviate this pain and other problems. These products, particularly those offered by Biomet, were an enormous success initially. Unfortunately, reports of problems began to arise and people began alleging that they were suffering as a result of defective hip implants. This led to calls around the country to a hip replacement lawyer who has helped consumers decide whether or not to file lawsuits.
Get in touch with our hip replacement attorney if you or someone you love are experiencing problems with artificial hip implants. Our mass tort lawyer at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC offers free case consultations online, or by calling (888)640-3784.
Why Hire a Hip Replacement Lawyer from Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC?
- Mark Shapiro has been handling tort litigation cases for over more than a decade.
- Our hip replacement attorney only specializes in mass tort litigation, giving us insight and specialized knowledge to handle your case.
- At Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC, we ensure that any negligent parties are held responsible for your injuries by pursuing the maximum possible compensation you need to make a full recovery.
About Artificial Hip Implants in General
Hip replacement surgeries, at least in modern medical terms, date back to around the 1960’s. Of course, the first artificial hip implants would be considered wholly rudimentary by today’s standards, but researchers continued to work to advance these types of medical devices. The popularity of these procedures continued to grow over time. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, more than 330,000 people in the United States had in-patient hip replacement surgery in the year 2010 alone.
While research clearly improved the quality of these hip replacement products, problems still began to arise. Generally speaking, consumers filed hip replacement lawsuits because the devices that were implanted tended to break apart and not function properly once inside the body. As many could imagine, this led to an enormous amount of pain and in most cases the need to undergo additional corrective surgeries. Some of the more prominent hip replacement lawsuits that were filed in recent years in the United States involved the following companies, among others:
- Wright Medical
Many of these hip replacement lawsuits developed into massive individual claims and others grew in number of claims to the point where they were classified as MDLs, or multidistrict litigation matters.
About Biomet Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Of particular concern to many consumers and artificial hip replacement lawyers these days is a hip replacement manufacturer known as Biomet. Specifically, Biomet’s M2a Magnum Hip System has been the focus of an enormous number of lawsuits around the United States. Despite being marketed as durable and dependable, this product allegedly had a tendency to have its metal components rub together inside the body. This led to friction and ultimately to metal shards being released. This led to pain, suffering and the need for corrective surgery.
In response to all of the Biomet hip replacement lawsuits that were filed, the company paid millions of dollars in settlements. To date, Biomet has paid $56 million to settle one batch of lawsuits, but more than a thousand still remain active in different court systems across the country.
Free Consultation with Our Hiplacement Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love has been harmed by products manufactured by Biomet or anyone else, contact our hip replacement attorney at the Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC, today to schedule a free initial consultation. Call us today at (888)640-3784.