In Tennessee and across the United States, millions of people have heard about the hip replacement recalls. They have been advertisements on TV, in newspapers, and even online. Many people have been affected by these hip replacement recalls experiencing pain and other problems and even needing more surgery to fix the problem. If you or someone you know has experienced pain or problems after receiving a hip replacement then your hip replacement could be part of the recall and you should speak with a Tennessee hip replacement recall lawyer as soon as possible. They will hear your case and help you to get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
In this case, a federal lawsuit has been filed against the hip replacement manufacturer Zimmer when Francoie Stephens saw a television advertisement involving the recall of DePuy hip replacement devices. According to the lawsuit Stephens claims he had hip replacement surgery in 2007 and had a Zimmer Durom hip replacement. He claims that he had no reason to believe the device was defective until he saw the advertisement about the DePuy recall in September of 2010.
When Stephens speak with an attorney he found out about the possible defects related to his type of medical device. In 2011, Stephens had to have surgery to have the hip replaced because of problems such as rising levels of cobalt chromium contamination from the breaking down of his device. Zimmer has been accused of not informing Stephens of the problems related to the device and for negligently and carelessly continuing to design and make the device when it had one or more defects which made it dangerous and inadequate to use. Stephens is seeking damages for pain and suffering, physical distress and injury, medical expenses, shame and humiliation, inability to lead a normal life, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, punitive damages, mental anguish, court costs and interest.
Cases just like this one occur all across the country and even here to the residents of Tennessee. If you or someone you know has had a hip replacement surgery and experienced pain or problems afterwards, then you should contact one of our knowledgeable and compassionate Tennessee hip replacement recall attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will make sure that you get the compensation you are entitled to for what you have been through. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.