Fast-Track FDA Approval Could Lead to More RecallsSome of the most qualified medical device and drug injury attorneys in the country have recently been serving as a DePuy Hip Implant Lawyer in order to help those affected by serious side effects of d...Read More
DePuy Hip Lawsuits MountingLawyers 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 DamagesLawyers 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.
DePuy Hip Lawsuit
Learn Your Legal Options for a DePuy Lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopedics last year issued a full recall on its ASR Acetabular Hip Implants made between 2005 and 2010. Patients who received the faulty devices are cautioned of serious side effects including loosening, detaching or dislocation of the implants, as well as the long term health risks caused by infection from metal shavings of the metal-on-metal socket.
Experts believe that the implants subject to the recall were used in around 93,000 patients worldwide. Although DePuy indicated that approximately 13% of those people could need follow up surgery to remove and replace their implant, research now shows that as many as half of patients could need revision surgery.
Still more people may experience extreme pain, discomfort, inflammation or trouble walking or standing.
If you received a DePuy Hip Implant or a Recall Notice or Instructions from DePuy Orthopedics, DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING before speaking with an attorney about your legal rights.
DePuy Orthopedics is attempting to reduce their expense in this recall by urging patients to have any necessary removal surgeries under their own health insurance or Medicare. They are also seeking to settle claims at a reduced rate and are asking patients to sign medical releases and agreements to return the defective hip implants for testing.
If you have surgery under Medicare which should be covered by a third party such as the maker of a defective medical device you could be violating the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute and risking liability for yourself.
Also, if you complete a medical release or turn over your defective hip implant to DePuy it could significantly impact your rights to file a DePuy Lawsuit for your damages and expenses.
A qualified lawyer can help you file a Hip Implant Lawsuit for the damages you have suffered from this defective medical device. You may be entitled to a significant award for your medical costs, loss of earnings and pain and suffering.
Contact us today to speak with an attorney about your legal options and a confidential evaluation of your case. Time to file a claim is limited.
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DePuy President ResignsIn 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 ...
DePuy Hips Failing at a Higher Rate than DisclosedBased 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 ...
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.