If you are facing a serious Hip or Knee Replacement Medical Malpractice injury in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a good Medical Malpractice attorney is not optional, it is a requirement! Our attorneys can answer your questions with straight talk. Having the right Medical Malpractice attorney on your side can relieve your stress during this difficult situation. Our attorneys have over 95 years of trial experience. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience.
Hip and Knee replacement surgery can cause patient injury as a result of medical malpractice. Additional a number of patients has suffered injury as a result of defective knee and hip medical devices.
Hip and Knee Recalls
The company Smith and Nephew issued a voluntary withdrawal of two of its knee replacements, the Oxinium Genesis II and the Profix II. These two prostheses were reportedly coming loose after doctors implanted the device. Smith and Nephew no longer manufacture these prostheses because of concerns for patient safety.
Johnson and Johnson and Depuy have been under review for their ultra high molecular weight polyethylene knee joint prostheses. Various reports indicate that these prostheses are defective in that they may fail prematurely after they have been sterilized with gamma radiation.
Sulzer issued a knee implant recall after receiving reports of “unanticipated adverse clinical outcomes.” These prostheses were made and implanted between July and December of 2000. Up to 2,000 patients may have received one of these defective implants.
Sulzer issued a recall on its hip prostheses. According to Sulzer, during manufacturing a slippery, oily substance had been left on their products. This substance makes it impossible for the prosthesis to bond with the patient’s existing bone, resulting in the joint failing to work properly. This recall may involve as many as 20,000 patients who received a Sulzer-made prosthesis after 1997.
Signs that you may have a defective prosthesis: Pain at or near the joint, Pain when standing, and difficulty placing weight on the leg.
Although these companies suggest to those that have used their defective products to check in with a doctor, the fact of the matter is that many have to undergo either revision surgery or another joint replacement surgery.
If you have been the victim of a defective hip replacement in Grand Rapids Michigan or West Michigan, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your suffering. Our attorneys can answer your questions with straight talk. Having the right Medical Malpractice attorney on your side can relieve your stress during this difficult situation.
When you need a Grand Rapids Hip and Knee Medical Malpractice Attorney, remember to call Krupp Law Offices PC for fast honest advice about your Medical Malpractice problems and get honest advice about your options. Krupp Law Offices represents clients in cases throughout West Michigan, including the cities of Grand Rapids, Big Rapids, Ionia, Grand Haven, Stanton, Greenville, Wayland, Allegan, Holland, Newaygo, White Cloud, Fremont, Coopersville, Hastings, Middleville, Wyoming, Rockford and Portage, including Kent County, Ottawa County, Newaygo County, Ionia County, Mecosta County, Barry County, Montcalm County, and Allegan County, Michigan.
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