Our Michigan DePuy hip lawsuit lawyers are actively representing patients suffering from serious complications related to the metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement device. We are working with other national law firms to win the best settlement for our clients.
Patients who suffer from complications, such as metallosis, immobility, or have had to undergo a revision surgery after having a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant do have legal rights and may be able to sue the manufacturer. Often times these lawsuits result in significant settlements for the patient.
What is the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant?
DePuy developed the Pinnacle hip replacement system in 2013 and still stands by the product, even with the report of many patients suffering complications after having the device implanted. Due to the fact that the manufacturer stands by the product, there has not been a recall. The Pinnacle hip implant does not have as much failure rate as the recalled DePuy ASR hip replacement line, however Pinnacle still stands as a defective and dangerous product to the consumer, as many patients are suffering severe complications after having the hip implant. In fact, just like the ASR devices, the Pinnacle utilizes a metal-on-metal design, which brings the concern that the same problems that are linked to ASR will eventually extend to the DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Complications
Symptoms that may mean indicate your DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement device is defective may include pain, difficulty walking, swelling, numbness and grinding/clicking/popping/squeaking. Some of the most common serious complications that are arising from the Pinnacle hip implants include:
- Early failure rates/difficultly walking
- Joint Slippage
- Metal Toxicity or Metallosis
- Bone Fracture
Many patients require surgery to remove the defective hip and implant another hip device. This causes serious pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, and other things that completely interrupt your life. There are also risks from the additional surgery, like post-operative infections and other complications.
How much Compensation can I get in a DePuy Defective Hip Lawsuit?
The amount of your DePuy hip settlement depends on a number of factors. These include the type or model of the hip, the medical complication you suffered from the defective implant, the type of treatment that you received (like removal of the device), and your prognosis. Other factors include your medical expenses and other economic losses.
In most mass tort lawsuits, like the defective hip cases, the parties will set a schedule that determines the settlement for each participant. The schedule includes the factors indicated above and often additional criteria to qualify for a settlement. In the past, many claims have settled in the range of $ 300,000 per plaintiff but this may change in future lawsuits.
What is Needed to Win a Michigan DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
If you or your loved one suffer from any of the complications listed above after getting a DePuy hip replacement device implanted there may be legal ground to pursue a Michigan DePuy hip replacement lawsuit. The best proof an injured patient will need to pursue this type of lawsuit would be the manufacturer’s stickers from hospital operative report or recall letter from Stryker or surgeon to client. Don't worry if you do not have this information. We will get your medical records and find the information in your chart. We will then determine if you have a case.
What are the Time Deadlines for Filing DePuy Hip Lawsuits?
There are strict statute of limitations for filing a defective medical device hip implant lawsuit against manufacturers in Michigan.If you miss a deadline your case will be lost forever. For defective lawsuits, there must be a legal analysis of the particular facts of your case to determine your deadline. We will review your chart and let you know if you still have time left to join the lawsuit and get a settlement.
How Much are Legal Fees for a DePuy Defective Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
We will represent you in your Michigan DePuy hip lawsuit under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Experienced Michigan DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyer
It is important when choosing your lawyer for your DePuy hip replacement case that you choose an attorney that has significant experience representing patients injured by a defective medical device. We work directly with other national law firms to win the best settlement for our clients.
Call our top rated defective medical equipment Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. legal team now at (888) 797-8787 if you suffer serious injuries or complications after getting a DePuy hip replacement implant.