Yes. From 2002 to 2013, approximately 578 hip replacement devices were withdrawn from the market, some of which had been manufactured by Biomet, DePuy, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright, and Zimmer.
While the companies promised their metal-on-metal designs would increase mobility, certain types of hip replacement devices were more prone to failure.
Unfortunately, the recalls often come too late for so many people who have already received these problematic devices. Major prosthetic hip implant recalls occurred for the following products:
Stryker had 231 hip replacement devices recalled so far, whereas DePuy had 150 and Zimmer had 104. Exactech is another company that issued a recall on over 130,000 hip replacements used on patients between 2004 and 2022. The defective hip implants are wearing out much faster than expected, forcing patients to undergo hip revision surgery to remove and replace the faulty hip liners. Furthermore, Exactech recalled their Connexion GXL brand of hip-liners in the summer of 2021. If you had a hip replacement surgery and the device used was defective, causing you injuries, contact Atraxia Law, as you might be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer.
With over 35 years of experience in evaluating personal injury claims, our team of experts has the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to assist you in pursuing compensation for a defective hip replacement device. The process is simple and will take place over the phone, as we understand that patients with health complications are often in a lot of pain. Eligible individuals will promptly be recommended a reputable, specialized attorney.