ZIMMER M/L TAPER WITH KINECTIV TECHNOLOGY HIP IMPLANT INJURIES
DEFECTIVE TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT DEVICES
The four components of a total hip replacement system are a femoral head, a femoral stem, a liner, and an acetabular shell. In October 2003, the FDA cleared for marketing the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis, a femoral stem. Subsequently, in July 2007, the FDA cleared for marketing the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology. The Kinectiv stem is constructed from the alloy Tivanium.
Our New York defective hip implant attorneys are aggressive litigators with extensive experience in other faulty medical device cases. Call (888) 260-0473 to learn more.
PROBLEMS WITH THE ZIMMER KINECTIV IMPLANT
Suits have been filed over complications arising from the pairing of the VerSys head and Kinectiv stem, particularly corrosion and shedding of cobalt and chromium ions from the head and stem. This is called “metallosis.”
If you received a VerSys head and Kinectiv stem during your hip replacement surgery, you may wish to get a blood test. If your test results show elevated levels of cobalt and chromium, this could suggest that your hip implant is shedding, causing an infection, or creating other serious problems. Failing implants will cause increasing pain, even during inactivity. A MARS scan can be used with metal implants and will verify whether the implant is failing and reveal any tissue damage.
OUR DANGEROUS MEDICAL DEVICES LAWYERS SERVE CLIENTS IN NEW YORK AND THROUGHOUT THE NATION
Our New York defective hip replacement lawyers work closely with clients, their families and their physicians. Physicians rarely understand the liability aspects of your claim, and we take the time to explain to them how a company's defective product was able to be marketed while hiding its shortcomings. We have represented hundreds of hip implant clients in other similar litigations. We file lawsuits in state and federal courts around the country.
We can help you answer important questions such as:
- How do I know if I have a defective or dangerous hip implant?
- What serum tests are being done for metal particle disease, also known as metallosis, cobalt poisoning, and chromium poisoning?
- How should I go about preserving hip implant hardware as evidence?
- What are the litigation and settlement prospects, and how do these relate to my specific injury?
We are prepared to walk you through the process and fight for fair compensation in your case. (888) 260-0473 to schedule a meeting.