Biomet, a medical device manufacturer, experienced failures of the ball that fits into the hip replacement implant socket requiring surgery to replace it. Symptoms include hip pain, an audible pop followed by a sensation of grinding, squeaking, limited movement, tissue death, and bone loss.
Other companies also used Biomet’s ball, including Apex Surgical, LLC, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Encore Orthopedics, Inc., Osteoimplant Technology, Inc., Smith & Nephew, Inc., Stryker’s Howmedica Osteonics, and Zimmer, Inc.
If your hip replacement is causing these symptoms, you may have grounds to take legal action against Biomet or the other companies using Biomet’s device.
Contact an attorney who has experience in hip replacement cases and schedule a consultation to determine if you have an actionable case. Most attorneys offer free consultations and many attorneys will handle your case on a contingency basis..
File your lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out and you are prevented from suing. The statute time begins running when you experience the symptoms so getting legal help quickly is necessary if you have been injured because of a faulty medical device.
By handling hip replacement lawsuits, your attorney has acquired a lot of information that can prove useful in your particular case, including the defense theories Biomet has used previously.
Your attorney will take a number of actions on your behalf to obtain the best possible result for you. These actions include:
After filing your lawsuit, your attorney will also defend the legal motions Biomet raises to keep some evidence from being presented in court.
Your attorney will document your damages including:
Most civil law cases are not decided at trial. To avoid the expense of a trial and an uncertain jury verdict, the parties involved often settle the case for a specific amount of money. At this phase of the legal proceedings, your lawyer’s goal is to get the best settlement possible.