Hip replacement surgery can vastly improve quality of life by increasing mobility and reducing joint pain. This surgery replaces injured or diseased parts of hip joints with high tech man made parts. In most cases, the parts function as promised but this is not always the case.
Recently the FDA issued a Class 1 recall on a hip replacement part manufactured by MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. The specific name of the part is PROFEMUR Neck Varus/Valgus CoCr 8 Degree, Part number PHAC 1254. If you have had hip replacement surgery using components from MicroPort Orthopedics and suspect you have been injured, contact Meyers & Flowers for information on PROFEMUR hip recall, Chicago branch.
Each year our top trial attorneys represent thousands of clients who have been injured by defective medical devices such as the MicroPort Orthopedics recall. Chicago based with decades of experience, Meyers & Flowers is known for taking on big pharmaceutical and medical device corporations, obtaining substantial settlement for victims of negligence.
Class 1 FDA recalls represent potentially serious health risks including death
The FDA issues Class 1 recalls where there is a clear cut potential risk to health including the possibility of death. MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. voluntarily issued the recall in August after it was determined that there was a higher than expected instance of fractures related to the modular neck of the device. Following their recall, the FDA issued a Class 1 recall.
What is my risk?
The recall information from the FDA advises that if you are not experiencing any problems following your hip replacement, you should simply maintain your regularly scheduled appointments with your surgeon. He or she can advise you medically concerning your hip replacement and your specific issues.
One thing to be aware of is that the recall information states the PROFEMUR modular neck fractures cannot be predicted using scans or examinations. That information is not very encouraging for the recipients of these devices who are left wondering if their device will fail and when this might occur.
The FDA advises immediate medical attention if any of the following symptoms occur:
- Sudden onset of severe pain in the hip
- Difficulty when walking
- Inability to walk
- Developing a tingling sensation in the leg
- Loss of feeling in the leg
- Falling on the affected hip
Revision hip replacement surgery will be necessary in these cases as the defective components will need to be replaced. There are serious consequences to acute fracture of the part including hemorrhage, hematoma, neurovascular damage and potentially death.
Obtaining relief from the uncertainty of medical device failure
As a top tier law firm, Meyers & Flowers has decades of experience pursuing large corporate medical device companies. MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. has the responsibility of providing safe, reliable devices to the public and failing to do this bears the consequences. Unfortunately getting proper compensation from large corporations requires forceful application of the laws covering negligence and personal injury.
Our attorneys have obtained millions of dollars for our clients both in settlement negotiations and failing that, high dollar awards at trial. We have a formidable team of professionals who relentlessly prepare every case for trial, showing the opposition that we are prepared and will succeed before a jury. Our expertise in successfully prosecuting those responsible for releasing defective medical devices and harmful drugs is well known; we are fully able to litigate a successful PROFEMUR lawsuit in Chicago and throughout the United States.
Find out how we can help you
The first step is to make a no-obligation appointment with one of our attorneys. If you have experienced any adverse conditions following implantation of MicroPort Orthopedics PROFEMUR hip replacement components, you should know your rights and be aware of the compensation due to you.
You will not be expected to pay any fees unless we are successful with your case. Find out if you qualify to launch a PROFEMUR lawsuit. Chicago’s Meyers & Flowers is ready and able to advocate your rights to the fullest extent of the law. Contact us today.