DePuy Synthes recalled the “Radial Head Prosthesis” elbow replacement after over 40 people claimed that it loosened, dislocated, or needed revision surgery.
Need a Texas DePuy Synthes Elbow Implant Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one needed surgery when an elbow replacement loosened or dislocated, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
DePuy Synthes Elbow Implant Recall
DePuy Synthes recalled over 50,000 of the “Radial Head Prosthesis System” elbow implants in December 2016 due to a risk of loosening and revision surgery.
What is the Problem?
Between 2014 and the recall in 2016, the FDA received at least 40 reports of people who needed revision surgery when their DePuy Synthes elbow replacement loosened or dislocated post-operatively.
How Many People Were Injured?
Thousands of people were implanted with a potentially-defective DePy elbow replacement by the time it was recalled. The number of injuries will likely continue to grow as more of these elbow implants loosen.
Elbow Replacement Surgery
Elbow replacements involve surgery to remove a person’s natural elbow joint and implant an artificial joint or prosthesis. If the artificial joint fails, another elbow surgery will be necessary.
DePuy Elbow Injuries
- Elbow implant loosening
- Revision surgery
- Bone loss
- Limited mobility or flexibility
- Bone fracture
- Tissue damage
- Surgery complications
- Persistent pain
DePuy Synthes Elbow Replacement Lawsuits
Lawyers have been contacted by people who were injured by a defective DePuy elbow replacement, but lawsuits are still in the early stages. There are no major trials, verdicts, or settlement agreements.
However, because over 50,000 elbow implants were recalled, it is possible that a large number of lawsuits will be filed as more people suffer complications, need revision surgery, or permanent disability.
The victims who file lawsuits will likely be seeking compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages or employment, surgery and rehabilitation, disability, or permanent elbow dysfunction.
DePuy Elbow Implant Class Action Lawsuit & MDL
There are currently no class action lawsuits against DePuy for people who were injured by elbow replacements. This is because class actions are generally impractical for people who were injured by defective medical devices. Instead, our lawyers file individual lawsuits.
In the future, individual lawsuits may be centralized in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in one federal court. The MDL process has many of the advantages of a class action lawsuit, such as pooling resources.
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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 DePuy Synthes elbow implant lawyers for a free lawsuit review.