A 71 year old woman received a $1,500,000 settlement from an unnamed hip implant manufacturer whose metal hip fractured after 3-1/2 years of use. A lawsuit was filed in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on behalf of Margaret Spizzirri by her attorneys Tom Leahy and Michael Alkaraki of Leahy & Hoste, Chicago.
Ms. Spizzirri claimed that microfractures on the neck of the femoral head led to fatigue failure and the eventual separation of the head from the shaft of the implant. The manufacturer argued that excessive wear and tear was the cause of the fracture.
For further information please contact Tom Leahy, attorney for the Plaintiff at (312) 372-8893