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Bone Cement Lawsuit

Bone cement is often used in joint replacement procedures including knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow replacements. It works by fastening hip and knee replacements to the patient’s bones. Bone replacement patients have undergone revision surgery after their implants failed due to a failure of the cement that is used to attach the implant to the bone.

If an implant is failing because the cement has failed to remain attached to the bone, symptoms of such failure include:

  • Persistent pain
  • New chronic pain
  • Instability
  • Loosening of the knee implant (aseptic loosening)
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion

Bone Cement Complications

Recent studies have shown that patients are at serious risk of serious side effects such as:

  • Loosening of implant components and fragmentation;
  • Hypoxia (low oxygen levels in the bloodstream);
  • Low blood pressure;
  • Loss of consciousness;
  • Pulmonary embolism;
  • Cardiac arrest;
  • Death

If you or a loved one underwent joint replacement revision surgery or needs revision surgery within three years of the first total joint replacement surgery, you may qualify to file a lawsuit.

Some of the cement products at issue include:

  • Cobalt HV Cement (Biomet/DJO Surgical)
  • DePuy CMW 1 Cement
  • Simplex HV Cement (Stryker/Howmedica)
  • SmartSet HV Cement (DePuy)

BONE CEMENT IMPLANTATION SYNDROME

Bone cement implantation syndrome is a potentially life-threatening side effect.

Symptoms of the cement implantation syndrome include:

  • Hypoxia (lack of oxygen)
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Increased pulmonary vascular resistance
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Blood clots
  • Fat/marrow emboli (fat or marrow globules that are leased into the bloodstream)
  • Others

If you or a loved one suffered from complications after undergoing a joint surgery that used this particular cement, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers. These include:

  • Implant loosening and debonding, requiring revision surgery
  • implantation syndrome, including pulmonary embolism and cardiac arrest
  • Death

If you required revision surgery, or developed implantation syndrome, or if a loved one experienced death after a bone related issue due to the cement, you may be eligible for a lawsuit. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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