Longo Legal, PLLC offers free legal reviews to individuals who think they have been injured by a medical device. If you have a shoulder replacement surgery that failed, you may be eligible for compensation.
When these shoulder surgeries fail, the side effects may include:
- Pain and discomfort
- Serious Bone Loss
- Instability & Weakness
- Device Failures, Fractures, & Malpositioning
These problems can mean additional surgeries, including shoulder replacement revision. If you or a loved one experienced any of these issues, please call 855-566-4648 or contact us to learn more about filing a shoulder replacement lawsuit.
Has your Shoulder Surgery Failed?
Adverse events have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over some stemless and short stemmed shoulder replacement devices. Some of these adverse events caused injury to the patient and many required the patient to undergo revision surgery or device explant. Some of the events included bad positioning, dislocation, loosening, instability, and component erosion. Another study published in the Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery found short-stem shoulder replacement might have a higher rate of failure. The study found that patients who underwent total shoulder replacement had a high percentage of radiolucency. Radiolucency can indicate loss of bone mass and tissue voids. The fact that radiolucency is present could mean a higher overall rate of device loosening and failure.
A recently-settled lawsuit against the shoulder device manufacturer, Biomet, claims that the device fractured, allegedly due to components recalled by Biomet in 2010. The plaintiff had to have revision surgery to remove and replace 2 implants. The case settled in the amount of $350,000, including attorney fees and costs.