Knee Replacement Attorneys in California Prepare for Trial as Johnson & Johnson Lawsuits Progress
Court records show that Bisnar Chase attorneys are preparing court documents in their upcoming lawsuit, Maupin v. Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. with Los Angeles Superior Court listed as the court of record (BC464680).
The California knee replacement attorneys at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys continue to work with the victims of defective knee replacements as an increasing number of troubled patients call looking for answers. This year has been especially hard on implant patients as a number of allegedly defective medical devices have been identified, recalled, and targeted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
According to FDA.GOV, several knee implant devices have been recalled due to an alleged device failure, including Zimmer, Biomet and Smith and Nephew. Over 22,000 knee replacements are revised on a yearly basis, according to the Current Orthopaedic Practice, a review and research journal.
The Bisnar Chase personal injury law firm has been representing injury victims since 1978. Their staff of knee replacement failure attorneys and paralegals has been working with victims nationwide for nearly a year, anticipating large verdicts and settlements for those who have suffered extensive injuries.
Bisnar Chase attorneys believe that there are still a significant number of victims who will come forward with compensation claims in the future as more knee revision surgeries are required due to failures.
Compensation for Defective Knee Replacement Implants
According to Brian Chase, chief knee replacement litigator at Bisnar Chase, victims of the allegedly defective products have a right to compensation for their medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering and more. Mr. Chase has obtained a number of multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for product defect victims in the past and feels that these potential instances of negligence may warrant similar recoveries.
"Bisnar Chase clients, as well as other knee replacement victims, have the right to know what dangers were present when being implanted with these medical devices. The knee replacement manufacturers had an obligation to discover and warn of their product's dangers. Their failure to do so has left thousands of people in pain and with decreased mobility. These people have a right to hold negligent device manufacturers responsible and to receive a level of compensation equivalent to the injuries suffered as a direct result of using their defective products."
- Brian Chase, Bisnar Chase Knee Replacement Attorney
Knee Replacements Prone To Fail
A number of manufacturers are under fire as several devices are allegedly failure prone knee replacements. All of the following manufacturers have produced recalled knee replacements, their FDA recall number is listed as well. If you are utilizing a knee replacement medical device made by one of the following manufacturers and are experiencing pain, speaking with an experienced knee replacement failure attorney may be in your best interest.
- Zimmer - Z-2409-2010
- Biomet - Z-1451-05
- Depuy - Z-0417-2008
- Stryker - Z-1382-2008
A number of those who were unfortunate enough to receive a recalled knee implant allegedly suffered from severe pain and had to undergo knee revision surgery. The attorneys at Bisnar Chase are representing clients who have suffered from a number of serious injuries and, in some cases, the emotional trauma associated with their experience was nearly as heartbreaking as the physical injuries sustained.
Knee Failure Side Effects
Although a significant number of these medical devices are no longer on the market, thousands of patients could still be walking around with them implanted in their bodies. The following are alleged complaints/side effects that have been received by knee replacement placement victims:
- Metal Breakage
- Fracturing Near Artificial Joints
- Loosening of Device Attachments (Cemented and Non Cemented Devices)
- Painful Stiffness
In December of 2011, a study was released by the International Herald Tribune which found that new knee implants introduced within the last five years have not been found to be more durable than previous devices. In fact, 30 percent were worse.
Immediate Assistance for Knee Replacement Victims
If you or a loved one have suffered pain, discomfort or replacement of your artificial knee, call us now for a free, no obligation, claim evaluation by our team of trusted professionals with a history of proven results. Call 949-203-3814.