opioid Crisis Lawsuit Lawsuits
Depuy Peak Medical Corporation and subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedic are currently facing a class-action lawsuit, which claims serious surgical device problems which required subsequent revision surgery for one patient. This class-action lawsuit was filed by an individual from southern Illinois, who claims the companies failed to properly warn him of the potential serious surgical device risks their metal on metal hip joint prosthesis could cause. This negligence, according to the plaintiffs, has caused them immense medical bills as well as pain and suffering. A hearing is scheduled for later this month in which the plaintiffs will call witnesses to testify about their injuries and the reasons they are seeking damages. The Depuy Peak Medical Corporation is not responsible for any of the claims against them.
The Depuy Peak Medical Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers of hip replacement prosthetic devices. They are well-known for their “Artificial hip” designs which include artificial hips, crutches, and leggings which are comfortable and look like real hip replacements. In the case of this lawsuit, the lead plaintiff was a diabetic who was wearing a Depuy Pinnacle leggings with a steel plate leg post. When this post came into contact with the denture socket, it caused excruciating pain and caused the metal to break, creating a leak in the side of the denture cup.
A second class-action suit, filed by another diabetic, is also pending. This time, the lead plaintiff is seeking monetary compensation for serious device complications brought on by the faulty metal hip implant. One of these complications was a severe infection caused by the leaking denture cup. Another was from the metal bending after the hip replacement plate was placed. The third was from the metal shifting due to compression of the saline solution that was in the implant.
These three complications caused the plaintiff to require hip replacement surgery. The surgery resulted in an increased risk of infection due to the weak nature of the hip replacement system. There also was a high risk of the new hip joint not fitting properly, resulting in constant friction between the hip joint and the new bone. These additional risks resulted in the three plaintiffs requiring secondary hip surgery to fix the devices.
Now, these three plaintiffs have received compensations from the Depuy Peak Medical Corporation. They have been awarded a total amount of over one billion dollars due to the negligent actions of Depuy Peak and their contractors. This is just the tip of the iceberg regarding medical liability cases being handled by opioid crisis lawyers. If you have sustained any type of injury as a result of an opioid overdose, and it was caused by a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical drug, you may be able to seek compensation from the person or company responsible for your injuries. It is important that you retain the services of experienced lawsuit malpractice lawyers if you feel that you were injured due to the negligence of a pharmaceutical company.
An opioid crisis lawsuit can be brought against any and all liable parties responsible for causing your injuries due to the effects of an opioid overdose. It is important that you retain the services of an attorney who has experience in handling opioid lawsuits in order to better represent you and obtain the highest possible compensation. Please visit our website for more information on how an experienced and knowledgeable opioid lawsuit lawyer can help you achieve justice.