When surgeons choose to use bone cement in orthopedic surgery, patients are at risk of a rare but life-threatening side effect known as bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS).
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Every year, tens of thousands of people break bones in their hip, knee, elbow, or shoulder. In many cases, orthopedic surgeons use bone cement to anchor a prosthesis to the patient’s bone. This technique is especially common in hip hemiarthroplasty, which involves cementing an artificial joint on the head of a patient’s femur.
Unfortunately, a recent study indicates that one in 3,000 people who undergo this procedure develop a complication called bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS). The syndrome is poorly understood. For unknown reasons, bones release fat and marrow into the bloodstream, which can rapidly cause a pulmonary embolism, cardiac arrest, or even death.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our attorneys are not filing a bone cement class action lawsuit. Instead, we are evaluating individual personal injury lawsuits on behalf of people or family members of those who were injured by BCIS.
About Class Actions
Class actions are useful when a large number of people have a very similar legal claim. Instead of everyone filing a lawsuit alone, they hire a law firm to fight for compensation on behalf of the entire group. Each person’s individual claim is consolidated into one representational lawsuit. A “class representative” is selected, and if compensation is awarded, members of the class action share the award.
Why Our Law Firms is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Bone Cement Class Action
Class actions have advantages in certain circumstances, but they can also have disadvantages for people with severe injuries. Members of a class action often must accept higher attorneys’ fees or a “low-ball” settlement offer. Their case may never be selected to go to trial before a judge and jury.
Our trial attorneys file individual lawsuits because we believe this is the best way we can help each of our clients maximize their financial recovery. We understand that bone cement side effects are extremely serious. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, disability, loved one’s wrongful death, and more.
Need a Bone Cement Lawyer in Texas?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas bone cement lawyers for a free lawsuit review.