Questions to Ask a Metal on Metal Hip Recall Attorney
Is There a Deadline to File a Defective Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
Yes, absolutely. There is a limited period of time to file a lawsuit for injuries suffered as the result of a defective product. Do not delay in getting more information because it could hurt your case.
How Do I Know if I Have a Case?
Our Firm will review your information to determine if we can represent you. We might even be able to review some of your medical information over the phone. Often, we need the following documentation:
- The orthopedic surgeon’s office chart
- The operative reports for the original joint replacement surgery and the revision surgery (if performed)
- The device record for the original surgery from the hospital chart (this shows the product and lot numbers of the components of the device).
- If you have the hip device, we would like to see pictures of it.
We can help you track down many of these records. Once our attorneys complete your review, they’ll be able to tell you if we can represent you in your case. Because each case is so different, there’s no one formula to determine if you do or don’t have a viable case. However, we will give your our honest assessment and will not agree to represent you if we do not believe that you have a case.
Why Hire This Law Firm?
Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. has focused its practice on defective hip replacement cases for over a decade. Our Firm filed the first lawsuit involving a modern generation model metal on metal hip replacement in the United States in 2008. Find out what kind of experience any law firm you are considering has in litigating orthopedic joint replacement cases.
Will the attorney come to me wherever I live?
One of our attorneys working on your case will travel to you and meet with you in the comfort of your home or nearby if you prefer. Our visit lets us get to know you and your family better. Understanding how your defective hip implant has hurt your every day life helps us make a stronger case for you in court.
Will you refer my case out to someone else?
No. Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. is not a referral mill. Our attorneys represent injured clients across the country in medical product cases. We work in partnership with the Kansas City, Missouri law firm of Nash & Franciskato on all metal on metal hip replacement cases. Our Firms do this to more effectively represent our clients across the nation with defective metal on metal hip replacements. Our attorneys are your direct contact in all aspects of your case.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire Our Firm For a Defective Hip Replacement Case?
There is no cost to you unless you win money from a verdict or a settlement. Our Firm charges a percentage of any settlement or judgment. If you do not receive any compensation at the end of the lawsuit, we get NO FEE and you owe us NOTHING. Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. does not make a practice of referring out our cases to other law firms. We represent YOU.
Why Our Law Firm Does NOT Sue Orthopedic Surgeons
We do not represent patients in lawsuits against orthopedic surgeons because in defective hip replacement cases, the problem is with the device itself. Often your orthopedic surgeon can be an asset to your case. We believe these companies misled surgeons about the safety of their hip products. That’s why we limit our representation strictly to prosecuting manufacturers, sellers, and distributors of defective joint replacements.