Implanted with a Defective Hip or Knee Joint?

Photo of a knee and hip prosthesis

For more than a decade, the Keefe Law Firm has represented people harmed by a defective hip or knee joint. These defective medical devices are not always fully tested when they are rushed to market. Our firm has seen firsthand how these devices fail in only three to five years. As a result, people expecting a full recovery after receiving artificial hips and joints are forced to undergo risky secondary surgeries. In this video, New Jersey defective medical device attorney John Keefe, Jr. explains why people are injured by artificial hips and joints.

Video Transcription:

Defective medical devices is something we’ve been involved with, unfortunately for a very long time. As a plaintiff lawyer, you’d like to say you’re involved with something for a short period of time because you’ve solved the problem. Unfortunately, the joint industry has taken short cuts in bringing their products to market and unfortunately that leads to many problems and we’ve been litigating and helping solve our clients problems with defective joints now for over a decade. So, many times people need to have the joints replaced and thank goodness there’s the technology to help them lead productive lives. Unfortunately many of the products get rushed to market before they’re appropriately tested and many of our clients expecting to have a full recovery find out they have more surgeries and more problems ahead of them. We really represent people who have had revisions or second surgeries related to their hip or knee implant that they’ve needed and that they hoped was going to put them back on the right track. Unfortunately that initial hip or knee implant fails within three to five years and there is another, second surgery which is much more difficult, much more problematic.