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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.
Knee replacements, like hip replacements, are relatively common procedures to improve one’s mobiliy and quality of life. In fact, total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has become an acceptable method of treating severe arthritis of the knee.
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.
The 4th of July is just around the corner. It’s a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate our country’s independence. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when serious injuries occur. We want to help you and your family stay safe over the holidays with a few fireworks safety tips.
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.
May 23, 2018. J&J lost a second mesothelioma lawsuit in which the Plaintiff claimed she developed cancer after being exposed to asbestos in its baby powder product.
Hip replacements ease pain and increase mobility for thousands of people each year. While these operations are successful for many; not everyone ends up with a good outcome. One unexpected complication linked to metal-on-metal implants is metallosis, a type of metal poisoning which can cause serious problems.
Only an estimated 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma annually in the United States. With a 5-year survival rate, that means that more than 43,000 people worldwide die from it each year. If a loved one or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s time to educate yourself and others on this rare form of cancer.
May 3, 2018. Three more lawsuits have been filed against Biomet Orthopedics on behalf of patients who had to undergo traumatic hip revision surgery due to defective Biomet Magnum hip implants.
Metal-on-metal hip replacements continue to be in the news as a new lawsuit gets filed against Biomet Orthopedics from a patient who suffered devastating injuries caused by his Biomet M2a metal-on-metal hip implant.