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DePuy Hip Lawsuits Mounting

Lawyers around the country have begun filing DePuy Hip Lawsuits for patients who received the DePuy ASR Hip Implant between 2005 and 2010. The company, which is a subsidiary of medical giant Johnson ...Read More

Recommend Patients take Steps to Limit Damages

Lawyers with the DePuy Center are advising patients that they should put their health first when reacting to the recent recall of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant.

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DePuy Hip Lawsuits

Expert Legal Advice about Hip Lawsuits for Those Injured by Defective DePuy Hip Implants

In 2010 DePuy Orthopedics issued a recall of its’ ASR Acetabular Hip Implant for all patients who received the device between 2005 and 2010.  The recall came after increased reports of the hip implants coming loose, detached or dislocated, and the long term risks that metal shavings from the metal-on-metal socket can have on area tissue.

Approximately 93,000 patients received DePuy Hip Implants before the recall. Experts now believe that as many as 49% of these could need additional surgery and painful rehabilitation to remove and replace their implant.  Others may experience extreme pain, discomfort, inflammation or trouble walking or standing.

Attorneys are currently filing defective hip lawsuits on behalf of these patients against the maker of these devices for the damages caused.

If you have received a DePuy Hip Implant it is important to speak with an Attorney about your legal options as soon as possible.  DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING from DePuy Orthopedics before learning about your legal rights.

The manufacturer of the defective DePuy Hip Implants has attempted to reduce their expenses by urging patients to undergo revision surgeries under their own health insurance or Medicare coverage.  They have also asked patients affected by the recall to sign medical releases. Do not agree to anything before speaking with an attorney.

You could face additional liability if you ask Medicare or your health insurance provider to cover procedures that should be paid for by the maker of a defective medical device. Also, if you sign a hip lawsuits release or agreement to return a defective medical device it could severely limit your right to recover your damages.

If you or a loved one received a Depuy ASR Hip Implant and have experienced any side effects, you may be entitled to significant monetary damages for your medical costs, loss of earnings and pain and suffering.

Contact us today for a confidential evaluation and to speak with an attorney to learn more about your legal options. Time to file a claim is limited.

 

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DePuy President Resigns

In the wake of recent figures showing the filing of one DePuy Hip Implant lawsuit after another, it was announced this month that the president of the troubled orthopedic device company will resign this year.

David Floyd has been at the head of DePuy since taking over in 2007.

The decision was announced recently by Johnson & Johnson, the parent company who owns DePuy Orthopedics. J&J has f ...
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DePuy Hips Failing at a Higher Rate than Disclosed

Based on the results of a new study by several orthopedics in the United Kingdom, there may be thousands more people filing a DePuy Hip lawsuit than originally anticipated by the maker of the failed hip implant device.

Johnson & Johnson-owned DePuy Orthopedics sold the ASR hip implant device from 2005 until 2010, then issued a voluntary recall with the FDA after increased reports of device fai ...
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The Dangers of DePuy Hip Implants

The DePuy ASR Acetabular Hip Implants were marketed as an alternative implant for younger, more active patients.  Unfortunately, failures in these devices have left thousands with serious pain, infection or immobility. 

DePuy Hip Implants were approved for use in 2005 but, following numerous complaints, were recalled by DePuy Orthopedics on August 26, 2010.  During the time they were used these devices were used in over 93,000 patients.

Defective Depuy Hip Implants can cause several complications including:

  • Loosening/Detachment of Implant
  • Dislocation of the Hip Implant
  • Fracture of the Bone Around Implant
  • Metal shavings in bone or tissue
  • Need for revision surgery

The Depuy Hip Recall Resource Center offers information about the many complications and side effects associated with Depuy Hip Implant failure.  Lawyers are currently accepting cases for those facing treatment or revision surgery as a result of their hip implant defects.

If you or someone you love has been affected by a defective Depuy Hip Implant, we are available to answer your questions and discuss your legal options. Contact us today to speak with an attorney.  Time to file a lawsuit may be limited.