Lawsuits allege that DePuy Synthes (a Johnson & Johnson company) manufactured a defective elbow replacement implant, and that it failed to warn the public and medical communities about the risk of loosening, device failure, revision surgery and other potential complications.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by elbow replacement complications, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
DePuy Elbow Recall
In January 2017, Johnson & Johnson announced that it was recalling its DePuy Synthes radial head prosthesis amid more than 40 reports of loosening in the component that anchors the implant in the arm’s radius bone. The entire device is used for primary and revision replacement of the radial head, but only the radial stem that is implanted into the radius has been associated with the loosening problem, according to a letter J&J sent to physicians on Dec. 30, 2016.
“Based on the currently available data, we believe the cause to be multifactorial (including possible product characteristics, operative and patient factors), but we have not been able to fully characterize these factors,” the company said. “Consequently, we have not been able at this time to issue further instructions to surgeons that might lead to a reduction in issue rate and have decided to remove the DePuy Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis Stem from the global market.”
DePuy Synthes Elbow Complications
- Severe pain
- Osteolysis (bone loss)
- Bone fracture around the implant
- Soft tissue damage / irritation
- Implant loosening
- Premature failure
- The need for revision surgery
Have There Been Any Settlements?
Lawsuits filed over complications alleged from DePuy Synthes elbow replacements are still in the early stages, and no major settlements have been reached to our knowledge. However, the mere fact that DePuy pulled the Radial Head Prosthesis System off the market after it was linked to dozens of reports of loosening indicates the company is aware of the dangers associated with the device, and that it may be willing to settle cases rather than fight them out in court.
Can I File a DePuy Synthes Elbow Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against DePuy Synthes, maker of the radial head prosthesis, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving medical devices allege that a product was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain potential complication. In the case of the DePuy Synthes Elbow, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that J&J failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of implant loosening and other side effects.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of the DePuy Elbow, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your injury, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective product into the marketplace, and to discourage other manufacturers from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I Have a DePuy Synthes Elbow 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 DePuy Synthes Elbow Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.