METAL-ON-METAL HIP REPLACEMENTS
Western Justice Associates is leading the fight for consumers against medical device manufacturers that developed and sold unstudied and defective metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. Although several types of metal-on-metal hips were sold in the USA from 2002 to 2014, NONE of the models received FDA approval, and NONE of the models were subjected to actual clinical trials.
If you underwent a total hip arthroplasty, and the surgeon installed a metal-on-metal hip, have your metal levels checked immediately. Medical device manufacturers have sent urgent warnings to doctors in Europe and Australia telling them to monitor metal ion levels in all of their patients with metal-on-metal hips. To avoid liability and lawyers like Western Justice Associates, those same manufacturers never warned surgeons here in America.
We do not sue the orthopedic surgeons that have been misinformed. Instead, we focus on fighting the medical device manufacturers that deceive Montana surgeons into installing their defective hips into Montana patients. If you believe you may have a case, please contact us using the form below. If you meet with us, consider bringing the following documents to help us determine if we can represent you:
The orthopedic surgeon’s office chart.
The operative reports for the original joint replacement surgery and the revision surgery (if performed).
The device record for the original surgery from the hospital chart (this shows the product and lot numbers of the components of the device).
Photos of the hip device.
Western Justice handles cases on a contingent fee basis—there is no attorney fee unless there is a recovery for our client.