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06 Aug 2013

Heterotopic Ossification After Total Hip Replacement

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Heterotopic ossification is the process of bone forming outside of the skeleton, meaning soft tissue is calcified.  Multiple metal-on-metal hip replacement systems have been linked to patients suffering from heterotopic ossification, including those manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, Stryker, Zimmer Holdings, Wright Medical Technology, Biomet, and Smith & Nephew.  At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, our Michigan hip recall lawsuit attorneys are currently accepting cases for patients suffering heterotopic ossification from a hip implant.

What is Heterotopic Ossification?

There are several complications associated with metal-on-metal hip replacements; however heterotopic ossification is one of the most common complications linked to these medical devices, occurring in nearly 50% of patients.

As mentioned above, heterotopic ossification is the process of bone forming outside of the skeleton.  This occurs because the body gets signals mixed up, and bone cells begin to create new bone outside of the normal skeleton. It is normal for the body to make new bone to replace bone, known as skeletogenesis, however when this process occurs outside of where normal bone should exist, the result is heterotopic ossification.  Typically heterotopic ossification occurs in areas of the body where severe trauma has occurred.  Therefore in cases of hip replacement surgeries, the muscles around the hip joint calcify and become stiff.

Filing a Michigan Hip Replacement Lawsuits For Heterotopic Ossification

Patients who have had a hip replacement and suffer from heterotopic ossification do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a defective medical device lawsuit against the manufacturer. Even though the FDA does not require premarket testing of hip implant devices, manufacturers are obligated to design and sell safe products to the public, as well as warn patients of any risks or dangers associated with their devices. 

When a patient suffers significant complications or injuries due to the defectiveness of a hip implant, it can give rise to a lawsuit.  The manufacturer can be held liable for the injuries suffered by the patient, including the condition of heterotopic ossification.

No Win No Fee Promise Michigan Heterotopic Ossification Hip Replacement Lawyers

Our Michigan hip recall lawsuit lawyers will represent you in your heterotopic ossification hip replacement case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees or costs whatsoever until we win or settle your case.  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!

Do You Have a Michigan Hip Replacement Heterotopic Ossification Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one suffered serious complications, including heterotopic ossification from a metal-on-metal hip replacement there may be legal ground to pursue a Michigan hip replacement lawsuit. Call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys today to discuss your case and determine whether or not you have a possible claim.

These lawsuits seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and other types of damages that have resulted due to the defective device.  Call today at (800) 606-1717 and ensure you get the maximum amount of settlement you deserve.

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