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Thousands of hip replacement lawsuits against medical device manufacturers have been filed after metal-on-metal hip replacements caused several complications. People who were promised durable, effective hip replacements ended up experiencing high rates of implant failure, pain and metal poisoning. Subsequent lawsuits have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Our attorneys are currently investigating potential hip replacement lawsuits against various manufacturers.

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Thousands of hip replacement lawsuits against medical device manufacturers have been filed after metal-on-metal hip replacements caused several complications. People who were promised durable, effective hip replacements ended up experiencing high rates of implant failure, pain and metal poisoning. Subsequent lawsuits have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Our attorneys are currently investigating potential hip replacement lawsuits against various manufacturers.


Hip joint deterioration is a common ailment that can lead to pain, stiffness or difficulty walking. When these symptoms can not be alleviated by traditional treatments such as physical therapy, patients are sometimes advised to undergo total hip replacement. As part of this procedure, patients may receive a “metal-on-metal” hip implant in which the ball and socket of the device are both made of metal, which provides smoother movement, less friction and better longevity. However, as with most procedures, there are risks involved such as wearing down of the component material (which can loosen the implant), metal ions (e.g. cobalt and chromium) entering the bloodstream, or parts of the implant breaking off into the space around the implant which can cause soft tissue damage, pain and bone, muscle and nerve damage.

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There are many different manufacturers and models of hip implants, however, the following is a list of the most common types of implants:

  • Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Replacement
  • DePuy ASR Hip Replacement (implanted between 2005 and 2010)
  • DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement (implanted between 2001 and 2010)
  • Smith and Nephew R3
  • Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head
  • Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement
  • Wright Conserve Hip Replacement
  • Wright Profemur Hip Replacement
  • Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement


Thousands of patients who’ve received metal-on-metal hip replacements have reported serious issues with their implants. When an implant is defective, a patient can experience severe complications. Some of these complications include:

  • Necrosis (premature death of body tissue) or soft tissue damage due to exposure to metal particles due to wear of the implant
  • Elevated toxicity (cobalt and chromium) levels in the blood due to wear of the implant
  • Pain in the implant area
  • Clicking, popping, or grinding in the area of the hip implant
  • Premature failure of the hip replacement
  • Fractured hip bone
  • Infection
  • Metallosis (a putative medical condition involving deposition and build-up of metal debris in the soft tissues of the body)
  • Tissue inflammation
  • Loosening and lysis (slow breakdown)
  • Fluid collections and cystic or solid masses around the joint
  • Dislocation
  • Metallosis
  • Revision Surgery
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Between 2002 and 2013, the Consumer’s Union reported 578 recalled hip replacement models made by six major manufacturers: Biomet, DePuy (2nd most recalls with 150), Smith & Nephew, Stryker (had most recalls with 231), Wright and Zimmer. Unfortunately, the recalls came too late, as thousands of people already had the defective devices implanted. The following list is made up of specific models of metal-on-metal hip replacements that tend to be prone to failure and therefore, recall:

  • DePuy ASR Acetabular & Resurfacing System
  • Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Recall
  • Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular, Modular SMF, Modular Redapt Femoral Hip Systems
  • Wright Conserve Plus and Profemur Z Hip Stem
  • Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component

What to do if you have a defective hip replacements

If you’ve received a metal-on-metal hip replacement in recent years, make sure to contact your doctor and determine the manufacturer and model of your implant. Regardless of if you’ve experienced any negative side effects, this should be done right away as serious complications may not present themselves right away; they can often take some time to arise. If you determine that you have received a potentially defective implant, call the attorneys at My Vaccine Lawyer immediately to ensure that you are taking action and being protected.
As with many injuries, there may be a statute of limitations for when you can successfully file a claim and if you miss your window of opportunity, there may not be any course of action that you can take. Contact us today to find out if you are still eligible to receive your rightful compensation.

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Thousands of plaintiff's claim hip implant manufacturers made defective products and failed to warn the public about the risks. Metal-on-metal implants are at the center of litigation today because plaintiffs say the implants caused various complications that led to painful surgeries to correct problems and replace the implants. People file product liability or wrongful injury lawsuits when companies sell dangerous products or fail to warn the public of the risks associated with the devices. Hip implant manufacturers claimed their implants were safe and more effective than previous models. However, the devices were less effective and caused a range of injuries. People with legal claims against hip implant manufacturers include those who experienced unexpected complications or device failure before the expected life of the implant, which is usually between 10 and 15 years.

Hip replacement makers are under a legal duty to properly design, manufacture and test the safety of their devices. They are also accountable for marketing their products accurately and warning the public about health risks associated with their devices. When companies fail or ignore those duties, the patients who suffer from their negligence deserve compensation for their injuries. Most lawsuits involving metal-on-metal hip implants have been resolved, but a few companies are still fighting cases in court. Most settlements only cover claimants who had qualified revision surgeries. People who did not have a revision surgery or who filed a lawsuit after the statute of limitations expired may be ineligible for some settlements.

More than 13,000 metal-on-metal hip cases were still pending in MDLs across the country as of March 2017. Most of those cases should be resolved through settlement agreements, but hundreds of people who aren’t covered by the settlements are still waiting for their day in court.

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Types of Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Design Defects

Design Defect lawsuits claim that the device was designed in a way that makes it defective or dangerous. Design defects can include issues with manufacturing, materials used, or design flaws.

Manufacturing Defects

Manufacturing Defects lawsuits allege a defect in the manufacturing process that caused problems with a device's performance.

Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reaction lawsuits assert that a patient has experienced adverse reactions, such as pain and inflammation, due to the device or components used in the hip replacement system.

Failure to Warn

Failure to Warn lawsuits allege that the manufacturer failed to provide adequate warnings about the potential risks of using the product.


Negligence lawsuits allege that a healthcare professional or device manufacturer failed to exercise reasonable care in providing or recommending a hip replacement system, leading to injury or death.

Breach of Warranty

Breach of Warranty lawsuits asserts that the manufacturer failed to uphold their contractual obligation to provide a safe and effective product.


Fraud lawsuits allege that the manufacturer misrepresented or concealed information about the device, leading to injury or death.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death claims are brought to court when a person dies due to complications associated with a hip replacement system.

It is important to remember that each case is unique and will require its legal strategy. If you believe you have suffered due to a hip replacement system, you must contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.

It is important to stay informed about changes and recalls related to hip replacements, as these may be important factors in determining the merits of a potential lawsuit.


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