Sulzer Hip Implant Lawyers
Product Description - The Sulzer Hip Implant was an artificial hip used in hip replacement procedures.
Product Defect - The manufacturer found that the "acetabular shell" was defective. This portion of the hip implant is inserted into the upper portion of the hip and is designed to bond with natural bone. An oily residue was found to have been mistakenly left on the shell during the manufacturing process. This oily residue prevents the "acetabular shell" from bonding with the bone. Because of this, the hip implants fall apart within the body causing injury and serious harm to the patient.
Product Status - In December 2000, Sulzer Orthopedics recalled all of its acetabular shells issued after October 1999 and some units sold after July 1997. This affected 17,500 patients. Sulzer has recently offered a class action settlement valued at $1 billion.
If you or a loved one has been injured from using a Sulzer Hip Implant you should see your doctor immediately. If you have suffered injuries as a result, you should contact an attorney who can help you recover damages for your injury.
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Last Modified: 07-24-2012 03:55 PM PDT