When you’ve undergone surgery, you expect it to fix a medical problem. You trust your doctor and the hospital to take good care of you. What you might not think about is after the surgery.
Unfortunately, some people who get implant surgeries get through the procedure fine, only to find out that the implant itself is faulty. This can come from inadequate testing or poor manufacturing.
Learning that your implant could cause future complications is scary and might require another surgery to fix the problem. This could get costly and you might not know what to do next. The product liability lawyers at Thomas Law Offices in Louisville, KY understand what you’re experiencing and want to help you get through this.
Why Was the DePuy Synthes Elbow Implant Recalled?
Recently, the DePuy Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis System was recalled because the device can loosen, fracture, or damage tissue. The implant requires revision surgery to correct the damage.
Surgeons have been using this device from 2011 until Johnson & Johnson, the implant creator, pulled it off the market because of the people coming forward with the side effects:
- Osteolysis (the destruction of bone tissue, usually over time).
- Loosening of the joint in the device.
- Pain and/or irritation.
- Irreversible damage to the surrounding soft tissue.
The implant was given an FDA ruling of a Class II medical device recall, meaning that an individual could face medical complications if they keep the implant. While they need the revision surgery, this poses its own risks and the patient will require more recovery time. This could prevent them from working longer than they originally anticipated.
What Are Your Next Steps?
If you meet the following criteria, you can file a product liability lawsuit because of the pain and suffering the DePuy elbow implant caused:
- Your procedure for the DePuy elbow implant was during or after December 2013.
- You already had or need to have corrective surgery to fix problems caused by the implant.
Product liability lawsuits are meant to help victims who suffered because a product was unsafe. Johnson & Johnson waited years to recall their product and should have tested on humans before releasing it to the public. You could have avoided the suffering and time spent recovering from the implant if Johnson & Johnson had been more responsible.
When filing a product liability lawsuit, it’s best to have an experienced product liability lawyer at your side. They know how the process works and what you need to strengthen your case. The product liability lawyers at Thomas Law Offices won’t let companies intimidate you or force you to settle for less than what you deserve.
Do You Need a Louisville DePuy Elbow Implant Lawyer?
Have you or a loved one been hurt from a DePuy elbow implant? Are you missing work and worrying about how you’re going to cover medical costs? The DePuy elbow implant attorneys at Thomas Law Offices will help you fight for your rights.
Call Thomas Law Offices today at (877) 955-7002 for a free consultation.