Our Michigan hip replacement lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases for patients who have suffered injuries harm from a defective artificial hip replacement implant. We are currently accepting cases involving patients with problems noted from metal-on-metal hip replacement parts. These include hip implants made by DePuy Orthopaedics, Stryker Orthopaedics, Zimmer Holdings, Wright Medical Technology, Biomet Inc, and Smith & Nephew.
Patients with these hip replacement devices may need to have them removed due to defect issues with the parts. When a patient suffers significant problems due to the defects of the artificial implant, it can give rise to a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the medical device. Often times, these defective Michigan hip replacement lawsuits result in significant settlements.
Complications from a hip replacement surgery can be the result of the materials used in the actual hip implant device. A serious complication of a hip replacement is metallosis, a condition caused when metallic debris builds up in the soft tissue of the body. This can cause a number of side effects, including confusion, headaches, problems with the nervous system, gastrointestinal problems, and recurring infections.
Other serious complications from a defective hip include implant dislocation, infection, heterotopic ossification (soft tissue becomes calcified), avascular necrosis (bone death), loosening of the hip implant, fracture injuries, joint slippage and more. In addition to complications, a patient may also require a revision surgery or even a surgery to implant another hip replacement device.
Patients who suffer from serious complications after having a hip replacement device implanted do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a Michigan hip lawsuit against the manufacturer. Call our award winning attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C today at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your hip replacement lawsuit. We offer a free, no obligation consultation and will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise which means there are no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.