Shoulder Revision And Replacement Lawsuits – Victim Problems
As we age parts of our bodies wear down from injuries, illnesses, overuse or the natural aging process, including the shoulder, where over 50,000 people a year choose surgery to relieve the pain or limited range of motion they are suffering.
For some patients experienced surgeons using quality medical devices can work wonders to relieve rotator cuff injuries, arthritis pain or the myriad of problems that can surface in a shoulder.
However, recalls of defective devices and serious side effects for which patients were not adequately warned have spawned a wave of shoulder revision and replacement lawsuits.
If you, or a loved one, suffered a debilitating problem or had to undergo revision surgery as a result of a shoulder replacement there is available legal help through available free consultations with the national network of specialized Viagra attorneys at Injury Help Desk.
Be aware that there are legal time limits involved that could affect your right to collect compensation that may be available for the medical expenses and pain and suffering you have undergone so please contact Injury Help Desk as soon as possible for your free consultation about your legal rights.
Several major manufacturers of medical devices have been named as defendants in the lawsuits. Among those identified in court papers is Zimmer-Biomet, which made the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral Tray.
The Food and Drug Administration notified consumers and health care officials that a Class 1 Recall was issued over the device because there were so man adverse events reported about high risks of failure.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the recall a classification of Class I, which is the most serious kind of recall. As defined in the classification, there is a reasonable probability that the device would fail and cause serious health issues, including death.
Specific device information and lot numbers affected are:
- Product Name:Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System Humeral Tray Model 115340
- Number of Recalled Products:3,662
- Distribution Dates:October, 2008 to September, 2015
- Manufacturing Dates:August 25, 2008 to September 27, 2011
- Product Codes:KWS, PAO
- Lot Number:All Lots with Part #115340
While the overwhelming number of adverse reports to the FDA involved consumer complaints about pain, infections, fractures and permanent function loss the FDA issues Class 1 recalls in case in which officials find a probability that the product can cause serious injury or death.
Here are some other manufacturers who have recalled shoulder replacement devices:
- Tornier (Wright Medical) Aeuqalis Fx2 shoulder implants, both traditional and reverse configuration
- Integra Titan Reverse Shoulder right and left head cutting template
- Encore Medical RSP Humeral Socket Shell
- Biomet (later Zimmer Biomet) Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral Tray with 49mm Locking Ring
If you or a loved one had to undergo a shoulder replacement surgery that caused complications or resulted in having to undergo a shoulder replacement revision surgery, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, among other damages.
Time may not be on your side because of legal time limits in such cases so please contact the specialized national network of lawyers at Injury Help Desk as soon as possible to evaluate the compensation that you may be eligible for.
Almost all victims of faulty replacement devices went into surgery with the expectation they would come out healthier only to learn later that they were victims of faulty replacement devices.
What followed were agonizing months or years while waiting for corrective surgery or the removal of the original implant because of metal toxicity infection, bone and tissue damage, device erosion and dislocation or slippage of the device, among other issues.