Medical Device Failures and Product Recall Attorneys in KY Helping Those Injured By Defective Products
Gary Logsdon and Associates have years of experience representing those harmed by defective products. We serve Bowling Green, Leitchfield, Glasgow, Morgantown, Franklin, KY and make your product liability case a top priority.
If you suffered severe side effects as a hip implant, contact the experienced attorneys at Gary Logsdon & Associates now to get your FREE case consultation.
HIP IMPLANT RECALLS
From 2002 to 2013, Consumer’s Union found 578 recalls from six major manufacturers: Biomet, DePuy, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright and Zimmer. Stryker had the most recalls by far with 231 and DePuy came in second with 150. These recalls came too late for tens of thousands of people who already received the problematic devices.
Total hip replacement devices have increased in popularity over the past two decades. Types of hip replacement devices usually fall into categories depending on what they are made of, these include ceramic-on-metal, metal-on-plastic or ceramic-on-ceramic. These new innovations in material, especially metal-on-metal designs, promised increased mobility. But, certain types of hip replacements may be more prone to failure and recall. Several joint manufacturers recalled their metal hip implants, but the recalls often come too late for tens of thousands of people who have already received these problematic devices.
Major hip replacement recalls occurred for these popular implant products:
DePuy ASR Acetabular & Resurfacing System
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Recall
Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System
Wright Conserve Plus and Profemur Z Hip Stem
Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DEVICE IS RECALLED
Finding out that your medical device is faulty can be distressing. Consumers often feel reassured when a device maker announces a product recall. But a recall does not entitle a device maker to your trust.
It is important to realize that device makers face huge financial liability for dangerous products. Although they may genuinely want to do the right thing by removing the danger, they also want to stay in business. They have an interest in limiting their liability for your injuries. Sometimes that interest means that a recall may not be your best option for receiving compensation for your injuries.