The Encore Hip Implant was manufactured by Encore Medical, a Texas-based medical device manufacturer, and is now owned by DJO Surgical of San Diego, California. The Encore hip is designed with a metal insert on a plastic liner. When this metal insert grinds against the metal head of the femoral component metal debris is released which can cause metallosis. Numerous medical patients have suffered painful injuries as a result of this device malfunctioning, and our New York defective hip implant lawyers are committed to helping the victims find the justice and restitution they deserve.
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The burdens of revision surgery
Hip replacements are supposed to last for 20 years, and most manage to last longer than that. The Encore system, however, has a much shorter lifespan due to the injuries it causes patients, and in certain cases must be replaced within as little as two years.
Patients with the Encore hip replacement have been known to experience:
- Metallosis, aka metal poisoning
- Damage to the renal functions
- Hip dislocation
- Pain that limits mobility
Any of these problems resulting from a hip replacement will require revision surgery. These corrective operations can be expensive, and the victims are paying for the mistakes of faulty manufacturing. At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our team aggressively fights for cost of medical treatment recovery during defective hip replacement lawsuits.
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If you have ever had an Encore hip replacement and its failure led to surgery or other injury, contact Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP. We realize for most clients this will be the first time they have been ever pursued legal action. Our New York defective hip replacement attorneys immediately establish a relationship with clients and help them understand the process so that they can have a solid idea of how the next steps will proceed.