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Knee Replacement Bone Cement Injuries

Lawyers Assist Knee Replacement Patients Hurt by Faulty Bone Cement

Firm pursues relief for clients in the Carolinas and Virginia

Knee replacements are intended to restore a patient’s ability to move freely and without pain. Many of these prosthetic devices are attached using a type of cement that is meant to hold fast to the bone without cracking or leaking. Unfortunately, several brands of bone cement present a risk of serious medical problems for knee replacement recipients. Cement fragments and leaked materials have been linked to cardiac arrests, pulmonary embolisms, blood clots and other life-threatening conditions. If you or a loved one has experienced unexpected medical problems or pain after a knee replacement, the proven lawyers of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban can help determine if a claim exists against a bone cement manufacturer or some other party related to the knee replacement device. When warranted, we’ll battle to hold negligent companies accountable and secure maximum compensation for your harm.

Proven litigators seek compensation when bone cement cracks or leaks

Our firm has experience winning significant verdicts and settlements for people injured by defective medical devices. We’ll press to learn the facts and collect fair reimbursement for conditions such as:

  • Bone cement implantation syndrome — Recognized as a key cause of post-operative complications for prosthetic implant patients, bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS) reduces oxygen to the arteries, which can trigger blood problems, loss of consciousness and even a potentially fatal cardiovascular collapse. These risks can be avoided by installing a device that does not require cement or by employing an adherent with lower viscosity.
  • Early aseptic loosening of replacement devices — A knee replacement that separates from the bone is extremely painful and potentially dangerous. Usually the break occurs with the part of the device that is supposed to bond with the tibia. Fragmentation of the bone cement is one cause of this problem. We can determine if it is the culprit in your situation.
  • Revision surgery — After you’ve received knee replacement surgery, you should be able to count on years or even a lifetime of proper function and comfort. If the bone cement doesn’t work as intended, another operation might be necessary soon afterward to correct the damage and prevent additional problems.

Various brands of high-viscosity bone cements have been associated with knee replacement failures, such as:

  • Cobalt HV Bone Cement (Biomet/DJO Surgical)
  • DePuy CMW 1 Bone Cement (but not products labeled CMW 2 or CMW 3)
  • Simplex HV Bone Cement (Stryker Howmedica)
  • SmartSet HV Bone Cement (DePuy)

Starting with a free initial consultation, we’ll give you the strong legal support you need to take on manufacturers whose products may have contributed to your medical troubles.

Attorneys handle lawsuits relating to bloodstream and cardiac problems

Multiple lawsuits have been filed claiming knee replacement cement failures. A case launched in June 2018 against DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, alleges that the SmartSet HV Bone Cement’s defective nature caused implant failure only one year after the initial surgery. If your knee replacement came out of place or otherwise required additional surgery to correct the problem, our firm may be able to obtain damages against the bone cement maker. Likewise, if you or a family member suffered an embolism, cardiac arrest or a blood related problem after the implant, we’ll get to work immediately to identify the cause.

Contact a lawyer for a free consultation concerning a bone cement failure claim

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban advocates for knee replacement recipients who have been harmed because of faulty bone cement or other problems associated with their implant. Please call (888) 351-1038 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our offices, located in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

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