Hip replacement surgery is a major life event, even when all goes well. The recovery process can take 6 to 12 months and can be painful and debilitating. When something goes wrong and the hip implant fails prematurely, you will likely have to undergo the entire process again. If you or a loved one has had this happen to you, the attorneys at Tapella & Eberspacher can help.
Separate from a claim against the doctor who placed the hip implant, defective hip implant claims are made against manufacturers, sellers, and distributors of the hip implant itself. Generally, such a claim is based on problems with the way the device was designed or made. Our firm has the resources to stand up to the companies at fault, and give you the quality representation that you deserve.
Types of Defective Hip Implants
Hip implants are often not discovered to be defective until hundreds, if not thousands, of people have been put at risk. Therefore, any list of hip implants prone to failure will not be all-inclusive. However, if you or a loved one has had problems with one of the following, please contact us.
- DePuy ASR™ CL Acetabular
- DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System
- DePuy Pinnacle® Acetabular Cup System
- Bioment Regenerex®
- RingLoc®+ Modular Acetabular System
- Stryker Hip Implants
- Zimmer Durom Cup
- Birmingham Hip Replacement
- Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) System
Financial Compensation For the Injured Person
When injuries occur as a result of defective hip implants, the injured person is entitled to seek "damages" to recover for medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and any sort of physical or mental limitations.
Financial Compensation For Family Members
In cases involving death, the spouse and/or other next of kin may recover for the loss of the society, love, affection, companionship, and support of their loved one.
Experience and Expertise to Handle Your Case
If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective hip implant, call our Central Illinois office at 217-639-7800, our St. Louis Metropolitan area office at 618-628-3800 or contact us online. We handle cases throughout Missouri and Illinois. We offer a free consultation and evaluation. If we take your case, we will not charge any attorney fees unless you receive compensation.