Hip Implant Recalls and Defective Joint Replacements
Orthopedic joint replacements are the focus of our Firm’s medical product liability law practice. We have represented hundreds of patients across the country who have had defective joint replacements. These cases involve problems with the way a medical device was either designed or made. Recent high profile examples include the ASR hip replacement recall and failures of the Stryker hip system.
Over the years Maglio Christopher and Toale, P.A. has litigated against almost all of the manufacturers in the orthopedic industry; some more often than others. During these cases, we have developed contacts within the orthopedic community, an understanding of how that community works, and we’ve gained extensive medical knowledge about these orthopedic products.
Is There a Deadline to File a Defective Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
In almost every place you can bring a lawsuit in the United States for injuries suffered as the result of a defective product, you have a limited period of time in which to do so. So do not delay.
How Do I Know if I Have a Case?
Our Firm will review your information to determine if we can represent you. We may be able to review information that you provide to us over the phone or we may require medical records and other documentation. Often, we need the orthopedic surgeon’s office chart, the operative reports for the original joint replacement surgery and the revision surgery (if performed), and 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 device, we would also like to see pictures of it. We can help you track down many of these records if needed. Once we complete our review, we’ll be able to tell you if our Firm 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.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire Our Firm For a Defective Hip Replacement Case?
There is no cost to you unless you win a money verdict or settlement in the case. Our Firm charges a percentage of any settlement or judgment. If you do not receive any compensation at the end of litigation, we get no fee and you owe us nothing. We often work on cases together with partner law firms to help handle aspects of your case. Having two or even three law firms working on your behalf is at NO additional cost to you. If you hire us, we do not make a practice of referring out our cases to other law firms. We will represent you, but in these complex cases we often bring in other law firms to help.
Why the Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. 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. We limit our representation strictly to prosecuting cases against the manufacturers, sellers, and distributors of defective joint replacement devices. In the event that we take your case, we limit our representation to those potential defendants.
I want to thank you for all your help in the successful resolving of my case. I will be forever grateful for your efforts. –Brian
We are overwhelmed. Thank you so much. –Beth
Can't thank you enough for your representation, guidance, and sympathetic ear. Your intelligence, expertise and professionalism are admirable traits, which made me feel confident in pursuing this suit.–Helen
The facts and circumstances of your case may differ from the matters in which testimonials have been provided. All results of cases handled by the firm are not provided and not all clients have given testimonials. Every case is different, and each client’s situation must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.