Our lawyers are reviewing potential lawsuits for people who were injured by the Apex K2 hip implant, a modular hip replacement system that has been linked to high rates of fretting, corrosion, premature failure and other adverse health complications.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered complications after receiving an Apex hip implant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What is the Apex K2 Hip Implant?
The Apex K2 consists of a femoral stem and various head and neck components which allow surgeons to create a customized fit for each specific patient. The device is made by Massachusetts-based OMNI Life Science, and was approved through the FDA’s controversial 510(k) clearance program, which does not require a product to undergo human clinical trials if a manufacturer can demonstrate that it is ‘substantially equivalent’ to a device that is already on the market.
Apex K2 Could Fail Within a Year: Study
In October 2015, a study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty found that the Apex K2 hip replacement had been linked to the following complications:
- Premature failure of the implant
- Reactions to metal particles shed by the hip (metallosis)
Of the 95 patients reviewed in the study, at least 2 were forced to undergo revision surgery because of deep joint infections. Other patients suffered a condition called aseptic lymphocyte-dominated vasculitis-associated lesion (ALVAL), a severe local tissue reaction that can cause pseudotumors to develop in the tissue surrounding a hip implant.
Has the Implant Been Recalled?
To date, no recall has been issued for the Apex K2 Modular Hip Replacement System in the U.S. However, approval for the device was cancelled in Australia in 2012 after data from the Australian National Joint Replacement Registry found that the device had a higher than expected revision rate (5.5% at 1 year from the time of implantation and 9.3% at 3 years).
Do I Have an Apex Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Apex hip lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you are an Apex hip recipient who developed fretting, corrosion, metallosis, pseudotumor development or other complications that resulted in premature failure of your implant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a class action suit and our lawyers can help.