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Hip Replacements

Hip Replacement Basics

Hip Replacement basics

When you are suffering from chronic hip pain, one of the potential solutions you may consider is a hip replacement. As with any surgery, the best advice is to ask lots of questions so that you know as much as possible.

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Another Metal Poisoning Lawsuit Filed Against Zimmer Biomet

Biomet Zimmer lawsuit

On April 17, 2019, another lawsuit against Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. was filed in the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles. The lawsuit, Langford v. Biomet Inc., is one of many lawsuits in both state and federal courts the company is facing regarding heavy metal poisoning from its metal-on-metal hip replacements.

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Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuits Closing in on a Settlement

Pinnacle Settlement Pending

Johnson & Johnson and the maker of its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants, DePuy Orthopaedics, have been in settlement talks to resolve thousands of individual lawsuits alleging the devices were defective.

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NBC News Investigation into Biomet Hip Implants

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November 27, 2018. An NBC News investigation focused on medical device dangers, specifically the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implants, came out this week asking the question, “how can a medical device deemed unsafe in another country still be sold in the US?”

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Lawsuit Claims Biomet Misleading Patients/Surgeons with Inaccurate Information

Biomet Magnum Lawsuit

November 23, 2018. Recent news about Biomet’s Magnum hip replacement:  three California residents filed a lawsuit against Biomet Orthopaedics claiming:

  • Biomet sold defective Magnum metal-on-metal devices to these patients
  • Biomet has posted false and misleading data on its website as a way to reassure patients and surgeons that there is nothing wrong with the device

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Closing of Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip MDL Does Not Mean No More Litigation

Biomet Magnum Hip Implant MDL

The Multi-District Litigation (MDL 2391) for the Biomet metal-on-metal hip closed September 1, 2018 to any new cases. However, this does not mean that potential Biomet Magnum and M2a clients should be turned away.

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Zimmer Biomet Faces More Magnum Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Zimmer Biomet Magnum hip replacement

August 28, 2018. More lawsuits have been filed against Zimmer Biomet on behalf of patients who had to undergo a traumatic second revision surgery to remove the Biomet Magnum metal-on-metal hip implants.

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Trial to Begin: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip with Kinectiv and VerSys Head

Zimmer trial

Another metal-on-metal hip replacement component is in litigation news: A case involving a woman alleging the Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology hip implant system with a VerSys femoral head was defectively designed and manufactured is set for trial in a Pennsylvania federal court on July 31.

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Pseudotumors: Hip Replacement Complication

Pseudotumors hip replacement complication

Nearly 270,000 primary total hip arthroplasty are performed each year in the United States and may number 570,000 by 2030. Many of these patients experience a successful outcome; however, an unexpected complication for metal-on-metal hip implant recipients to be aware of is a condition called pseudotumors.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Complications

Metal on metal hip replacement Complications

While all artificial hip replacement devices carry risks including wear of the component material, metal-on-metal hip replacement devices have unique risks in addition to the general risks associated with a hip replacement device.

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