Joint replacement surgeries, artificial knees, bone fixation devices,
and other medical procedures involving orthopedic devices have become
quite common in the United States. There are many options when it
comes to these devices. They are made out of a variety of materials,
such as ceramics, polymers, and metals and are implanted in the
body at the location which has been affected by injury or disease,
such as the knee, hip, spine, or shoulder.
Throughout the country many innocent people have suffered serious
side effects as the result of defective medical devices, including
total knee replacements and hip replacements. Some of these orthopedic
devices have been recalled for various reasons, most of which put
the patient implanted with the device at risk for injury or harm.
- A few years ago a recall was conducted for the Sulzer hip replacement,
manufactured by the Sulzer Orthopedics Company due to a "production
error." The error resulted because small amounts of machine oil
in the artificial hip joints made human hipbones unable to stay
connected to the artificial hip socket.
- In 2003 a knee replacement manufactured by Smith and Nephew
was recalled due to the artificial knee's inability to bond, which
resulted in many implant patients requiring additional surgeries.
If you have been seriously injured as the result of a defective
or dangerous orthopedic device, please contact The Law Office of
Edward P. Ryan immediately to make sure that your rights are protected
by an aggressive defective medical device attorney.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call The
Law Office of Edward P. Ryan at (518) 465-2488 or toll
free (518) 465-2488 or submit
an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of
charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency
fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there
is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be
filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of
limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive
your right to possible compensation.