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What is your experience in handling artificial hip failure cases?

Denver, CO personal injury lawyer George McLaughlin talks about his extensive experience in handling artificial hip failure cases.

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about 10 years ago a man walked into my
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office
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and asked to speak to me and i go down
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to the conference room to meet him and
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why are you here he said well i was
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referred to you by an attorney
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that said you do product liability cases
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i said i do
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what do you have he said well i have an
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artificial hip that broke
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and i hadn’t heard of that there were a
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lot of artificial hip failure cases that
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had
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come to light around that time which
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were a result of what’s called a metal
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on metal failure where the bearing
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surface
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sheds metal ions this man had a hip that
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broke
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and that got my attention and what he
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had was
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what is known as as the right medical
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pro femur hip system
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this is one right here the way these
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things work
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this is the artificial femur goes down
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into
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your femur when they cut out your
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defective or
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arthritic original natural hip and they
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put this down in your femur and they
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assemble it during surgery they put this
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little
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modular neck it’s called into the hip
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stem
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and then they put the femoral head on
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top and they sew you back together well
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this man had had his hip for
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three or so years when all of a sudden
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it just
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broke right in two it just snapped in
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half and what happened
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was this piece here it’s called the
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modular neck it wiggles just a little
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bit
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it’s called micro motion and fretting
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corrosion corrosion occurs and over time
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a fracture occurs it’s like bending a
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paper clip over and over and over again
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and eventually in this man in hundreds
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of other people now
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uh that piece just breaks right off
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and that i thought was a pretty
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interesting product case
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i said to myself if broken him they’re
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probably more of these
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and it turned out he was one of the
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early breaks there had hardly been
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any litigation over this product at that
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time
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so i took his case and more i learned
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the more interested i got got a good
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result for this
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client then i started
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looking for other cases i would search
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the internet for other filed cases talk
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to those attorneys
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i would go to legal meetings and speak
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about my experience with this product
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uh i wrote some articles about this
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product and
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more and more cases started coming my
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way what we lawyers like to do
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is find somebody that knows the product
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and work with them i took it upon myself
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to become
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the person in the country that knew the
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most about the right medical
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pro femur modular neck fracture and as a
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result of that
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i’ve had about 100 cases now in the past
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10 years against
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the company that made this and i
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continue to
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get referrals from other lawyers i
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continue to have people find me
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on their own from their own internet
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research
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and it’s become a very big part of my
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practice doing
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product liability cases against right
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medical technology
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for the fracture of their hip products

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