Meyers & Flowers warns about potentially severe and painful injuries due to OMNI Apex K2 Modular Hip System
Meyers & Flowers is now accepting cases from patients injured by the OMNI Apex K2 Modular Hip System. The company's modular hip device has joined a long list of defective metal-on-metal hip replacements devices including products from Stryker/Howmedica Osteonics, Zimmer, Wright Medical Technology, Smith & Nephew and DePuy.
The Omni's Apex K2 Modular Hip device was cleared for sale by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2004. Nearly eight years later, the Australian Government issued a medical device safety alert about the system's femoral stem component and canceled it from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. The 2012 alerts were issued by the country's equivalent of the US FDA to warn patients and physicians about the device's higher than expected revision rate.
Common injuries due to hip replacement failures can range from loss of mobility, severe joint pain, to hip dislocation. Revision surgery may be done to help address serious pain or to mitigate hazardous health conditions caused by a device.
At this time, no recalls have been issued by the US FDA regarding the device. However, an article featured in a 2016 edition of The Journal of Arthroplasty outlined concerns from researchers about corrosion occurring at the neck and stem of the device.
Meyers & Flowers has more than two decades of experience litigating against medical device manufacturers and has worked with thousands of patients to help them with their defective hip replacement suits, which is why it is warning patients about the OMNI device.
Recently, Meyers & Flowers Founding Partner Peter J. Flowers served as the chair of the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Plaintiffs' lead counsel committee against Stryker Corporation and Howmedica Osteonics Corp. Through his work, a settlement for on-going complications involving the defective Stryker Modular Rejuvenate and ABG II Femoral Hip Implants was achieved. He also is well known for his work to establish a historic, unlimited compensation fund of more than one billion dollars in 2014 for patients injured by the Stryker hip devices.
If you or a loved one has been injured by the Apex K2 Modular Hip product, contact our office to investigate your legal options. Meyers & Flowers is nationally known for our expertise in defective hip replacement litigation; we can help. Contact us online or at 877-221-2511 to request a case evaluation.