Hip Replacement Contracts

If your law firm is looking to help more people who have been injured by a defective hip implant, Atraxia Media can help.

Atraxia Media helps your firm get clients who have been injured by defective hip implants and are actively seeking legal help.

Our in-house call center is staffed with specialists who treat all potential plaintiffs with respect and patience.

We combine this with our marketing expertise to deliver to your firm cases that are a slam dunk.

Current signed contract costs: $1150 - $1300 ***subject to change

Hip Replacement Facts & History Information

Several different hip implants have been linked to increased failure and an increased complication rate. Tens of thousands of defective hip implant lawsuits have been filed throughout the U.S. Presently, five multidistrict litigation (MDLs) for hip implant cases are open, with over 13,000 lawsuits pending.

These lawsuits include the DePuy's Pinnacle, Smith & Nephew BHR and R3, Stryker LFIT V40, Stryker Tritanium, and Zimmer M/L Taper.

BIOMET M2A MAGNUM HIP IMPLANT PRODUCTS MDL NO. 2391

Location: Northern District of Indiana

Presiding Judge: Robert L. Miller, Jr.

Plaintiffs

  • Brenda Fulmer
  • Navan Ward, Jr.
  • Ahmed Diab

Defendants

  • John D. Winter
  • John D. LaDue
  • Erin Linder Hanig
  • J. Joseph Tanner
  • Andrew Campbell
  • Adrienne Busby
  • Stephanie Russo

Product: Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant

Plaintiff Allegations

The plaintiffs request compensation for suffering personal injuries caused by the Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant, injuries consisting of metallosis, infection, blood poisoning and injuries caused by device detachment and fracture, as well as for failure of the manufacturer to warn of the serious complications which may arise from having this device inside their bodies.

Number of Lawsuits: 2,883 filed, 190 still pending in 2019

Settlements: estimated $89.4 million in the period 2013-2015

Status: MDL settled but remains active

DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC., ASR HIP IMPLANT PRODUCTS MDL NO. 2197

Location: Northern District of Ohio

Presiding Judge: Jeffrey J. Helmick

Plaintiffs

  • Michelle L. Kranz
  • Ellen Relkin
  • Steven J. Skikos
  • Christopher M. Placitella

Defendants

  • Kristen L. Mayer
  • Susan M. Sharko
  • Robert C. Tucker

Product: DePuy's ASR XL Acetabular Hip System

Plaintiff Allegations

The plaintiffs seek financial compensation for the personal injuries they suffered following the insertion of the DePuy's ASR XL Acetabular Hip System in their bodies and for the manufacturer's failure to warn of the dangerous complications which may ensue after the device is put inside their bodies.

Number of Lawsuits: 10,237 filed, 1,434 still pending in 2019

Settlements: 9,800 settled for $4.42 billion in the period 2013-2015

Status: MDL settled but remains active

DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC., PINNACLE HIP IMPLANT PRODUCTS MDL NO. 2244

Location: Northern District of Texas

Presiding Judge: Judge Ed Kinkeade

Plaintiffs

  • DePuy Orthopaedics Inc
  • DePuy Products Inc
  • Johnson and Johnson Inc

Defendants

  • Plaintiffs' Counsel
  • Plaintiffs' Executive Committee
  • Plaintiffs' Lead Counsel
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee

Product: DePuy's Pinnacle Hip Solutions

Number of Lawsuits: 10,176 filed, 9,893 still pending in 2019

Verdicts

  • March 2016 - $502 million (tossed out on appeal, retrial expected)
  • December 2016 - $1 billion (reduced to $543 million)
  • November 2017 - $247 million (reduced to $245 million)

Status: MDL active and on appeal

WRIGHT MEDICAL, INC. CONSERVE HIP IMPLANT LITIGATION MDL NO. 2329

Location: Northern District of Georgia

Presiding Judge: William S. Duffey, Jr.

Plaintiffs: 751

Defendants

  • Fresenius Medical Care North America, Inc.
  • Fresenius USA, Inc.
  • Fresenius USA Marketing, Inc.
  • Fresenius USA Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
  • Fresenius Medical Care Management, AG
  • Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA
  • Fresenius SE & Co. KGAA
  • Fresenius Management, AG
  • Walter L. Weisman
  • Renal Advantage, Inc.
  • Fresenius USA Sales, Inc.
  • Fresenius Management SE
  • Dialysis Clinic, Inc.

Product: Conserve Hip Implant

Plaintiff Allegations

The plaintiffs seek compensation for the personal injuries they experienced following the insertion of the Conserve Hip Implant and for the failure of the manufacturers to warn of the debilitating complications it may lead to.

Number of Lawsuits: 640 filed, 73 still pending in 2019

Settlements: $330 million in the period 2016-2017

Status: MDL settled; court-ordered no new lawsuits may be filed

SMITH & NEPHEW BIRMINGHAM HIP RESURFACING (BHR) HIP IMPLANT PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION MDL NO.2775

Location: District of Maryland

Presiding Judge: Catherine Blake

Plaintiffs: over 650 cases

Defendant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Product: Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system

Plaintiff Allegations

The suits seek financial compensation for the personal injuries caused by the insertion of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system in their bodies, which include metallosis, a condition in which particles of metal are released into the bloodstream. They also sue for failure of the manufacturer to warn of such dangerous side-effects of the implant.

History

2012

June: Smith & Nephew recalls 4,000 R3 Acetabular Hip Systems in the U.S. after reports of failures and complications.

2013

First lawsuits over the R3 Acetabular Hip Systems are filed; the company quietly settles most R3 cases.

2015

December: The company's annual report shows it set aside $203 million to cover lawsuit costs.

2016

November: Smith & Nephew recalls 2,000 Modular SMF and Modular Redapt Revision Femoral Hip Systems.

2017

February: Eight people injured by Smith & Nephew hips ask a federal panel to combine their lawsuits into an MDL.

April: U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation combines 28 lawsuits over BHR system into an MDL.

2019

The MDL grows to 609 lawsuits, 587 still pending.

No verdicts or major settlements yet.

Status: MDL active, pre-trial stages

STRYKER REJUVENATE MDL NO. 13-2441

Location: District of Minnesota

Presiding Judge: Donovan W. Frank

Plaintiffs (notice only): 4067

Defendant

  • Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
  • Stryker Orthopaedics
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Stryker Sales Corporation

Interested Party

  • Trevor Bube
  • Marjorie Kyle
  • Samuel Kyle

Products: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems

Plaintiff Allegations

The plaintiffs request financial compensation for personal injury caused by the insertion of the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems hip replacements, as well as for failure of the manufacturer to warn of the life-threatening complications which may ensue after the surgery.

Number of Lawsuits: 3,546 filed, 1,216 pending in 2019

Settlement: $1.4 billion in the period 2014-2016

Status: MDL settled but remains active

STRYKER LFIT V40 FEMORAL HEAD MDL NO. 2768

Location: District of Massachusets

Presiding Judge: Indira Talwani

Product: LFIT Anatomic CoCR V40 femoral heads

Number of Lawsuits: 677 filed, 662 pending in 2019

Verdicts/Settlements: Initial settlement announced Nov. 2, 2018

Status: MDL currently in the settlement phase

STRYKER TRITANIUM ACETABULAR SHELLS MDL

Location: Not set

Product: Tritanium Acetabular Shells

Number of Lawsuits: Unknown, firms are evaluating cases

Settlements: None

Status: Early phase

ZIMMER DUROM CUP MDL NO. 2158

Location: District of New Jersey

Presiding Judge: Susan D. Wigenton

Product: Durom Acetabular Component

Plaintiffs Allegations

Zimmer did not warn of the risks of the Durom Cup, did not properly test the device before selling it, improperly marketed it, released inaccurate statements about its safety and effectiveness and unfairly profited from its sales.

Number of Lawsuits: 750 filed, 516 still pending in 2019

Settlement: $314 million to settle all cases

Status: MDL settled but remains active

ZIMMER M/L TAPER HIP PROSTHESIS AND VERSYS FEMORAL HEAD MDL NO. 2859

Location: Southern District, New York

Presiding Judge: Paul Austin Crotty

Product: M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis or M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology and Versys Femoral Head

Plaintiffs Allegations

Plaintiffs have experienced metal-related injuries and complications linked to their Zimmer hip implant components.

Number of Lawsuits: 113 in 2019

Settlement: None yet

Status: Early stages of litigation

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