A lawsuit recently filed in California alleges that physicians were paid by DePuy Orthopaedics to implant a ceramic hip implant that had not been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The patient in that case immediately suffered failure from the implant requiring cortisone shots, prescription pain medication and extensive physical therapy. Later, blood tests showed high levels of toxicity in the patient’s blood. Eventually, the patient’s hip implant had to be replaced.
At Warshauer-McLauglin Law Firm, we have extensive experience representing victims of such negligence against manufacturers of defective hips that have caused harm and injury to our clients. George McLaughlin recently tried a case in California against Wright Medical Technology for a patient who received a Wright Medical Profemur hip. Three years after it was implanted, the hip stem broke in two. The California jury returned a $4.5 million dollar verdict for our clients.