Shoulder replacement lawsuit commercial advertisements are beginning to air on TV networks around the country. Individuals who suffered premature failure of a shoulder prosthesis may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills and other damages.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is now providing free, no-obligation legal reviews to individuals who may have experienced premature failure following shoulder implant surgery. If you are thinking of taking legal action after viewing a TV commercial for a shoulder replacement lawsuit, please contact our office by calling (888) 994-8177.
The majority of shoulder replacements last at least 10 years. However, some implants fail prematurely. This can be due to a number of factors, including defects in the prosthesis. Common reasons for shoulder replacement failures include:
In many cases, victims of failed shoulder implants may be forced to undergo revision surgery in an attempt to remove and replace the defective implants. However, this is a risky procedure, and many patients will never regain full function of the joint. For other patients, the risks associated with shoulder replacement revision are too great to even allow consideration of that option.
Many shoulder replacement lawsuit commercial ads airing today describe problems similar to those that prompted Biomet, Inc. to recall its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral Tray with Locking Ring (49 mm standard, sterile, REF 115350). According to the September 2010 recall notice, Biomet had received complaints regarding fracturing of the device at the joint between the trunnion and the baseplate. This recall was designated Class II by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, which indicates that the product had the potential cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health problems.
In February 2016, Biomet agreed to settle a shoulder replacement lawsuit involving the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System for $350,000. The plaintiff, who had received two Comprehensive Reverse Shoulders in 2009 and 2010, was forced to undergo revision surgery after he experienced failure of the devices at t the joint between the trunnion and the baseplate. Court records indicated that the case settled just days before it was scheduled to go to trial.
If you experienced problems similar to those described in a shoulder replacement lawsuit commercial, it’s important that you obtain experienced legal help as soon as possible. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is providing free case reviews to individuals who experienced shoulder replacement failure. If you would like to schedule a consultation for yourself or a loved one, please contact our Firm by calling (888) 994-8177.
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