NEW YORK, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP is now investigating potential product liability lawsuits involving the recall of more than 50,000 DePuy Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis Systems. The DePuy elbow implant components were removed from the global market in December out of concern that the radial stem could loosen at the stem-bone interface following implantation. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has declared this action a Class II medical device recall, which indicates that recipients of the DePuy Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis System may be at risk for temporary or medically reversible health consequences.
"Individuals who allegedly suffered complications related to this DePuy elbow implant recall could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other injury-related damages. However, it is important that those affected act quickly to ensure that their legal rights are protected," says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now offering free, no-obligation case reviews to individuals who may be eligible to file a DePuy elbow implant lawsuit.
DePuy Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis System
The DePuy Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis System was cleared via the FDA's 510(K) protocols in June 2011, which do not require human clinical trials when a device is shown to be "substantially equivalent" to a product that was previously approved by the agency. The DePuy elbow implant system is indicated for primary and revision replacement of the radial head.
DePuy Synthes announced that it was removing the Radial Head Prosthesis System from the worldwide market in December 2016, due to the potential for the radial stem to loosen at the stem-bone interface. Complications associated with radial-stem loosening include:
- Poor joint mechanics
- Post-operative fracture
- Soft tissue damage
DePuy Synthes noted that multifactorial issues (including possible product characteristics, as well as operative and patient factors) could be to blame for radial-stem loosening. Because it was unable to determine the exact cause, the company could not issue further instructions to surgeons that might mitigate the problem.
The FDA granted the DePuy elbow implant recall a Class II designation in February 2017.
Patients who experienced complications related to radial-stem loosening of the DePuy Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis System may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about filing a DePuy elbow implant lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website, or call 800-511-5092 to arrange for a free, no obligation case review.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3.5 billion on behalf of our clients. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is honored to once again be named to The National Law Journal's "Plaintiffs' Hot List," recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country. This year's nomination marks the thirteenth year the firm has been named to this prestigious annual list.
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Sandy A. Liebhard, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP
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