Faulty DePuy hip implants merit compensations
Defective medical device attorneys helping victims in their DePuy hip lawsuits
Thousands of DePuy Orthopedics hip replacement systems have been recalled because of high failure rates. Many people with hip implants had to endure pain and the adversities of new surgeries to replace the devices, and then rehab.
Serious illness and permanent disability are other consequences of the failed joint if not replaced in time.
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is the parent company of DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Both companies had to pay $2.5 billion for more than 7,000 lawsuits over its ASR metal-on-metal hip devices.
Risks go beyond the hip
Patients who received mental-on-metal (MoM) hip implants should also watch for changes in their general health, including new or worsening symptoms apart from their hip, according to a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) new stand on hip replacements.Patients who received mental-on-metal (MoM) hip implants should also watch for changes in their general health, including new or worsening symptoms apart from their hip, according to a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) new stand on hip replacements.
Hip replacement patients should look for certain symptoms or illnesses elsewhere in the body (systemic reactions), like these:
- General hypersensitivity reaction (skin rash)
- Neurological changes including sensory changes (auditory, or visual impairments)
- Psychological status change (including depression or cognitive impairment)
- Renal function impairment
- Thyroid dysfunction (including neck discomfort, fatigue, weight gain or feeling cold
DePuy replacement hip system injury claims
Greg Jones Law provides representation for claims against DePuy Orthopedics. The company has tried to settle with recipients of its defective hip systems, but claims are likely worth far more than what the manufacturer offers.
In August 2010, when DePuy recalled two replacement hip systems (ASR XL Acetabular System, used for total hip replacements, and ASR Hip Resurfacing System), the devices were linked to these problems:
- • Catastrophic failure of the cup (socket) and joint.
- Fracturing of the adjacent bone.
- Blood poisoning from metal fragments.
- Pseudo tumors
- Sharp and chronic pain.
- Reduced mobility or pronounced limp.
Irreversible damage was found in some patients and their hips could not be repaired. Many patients suffered complications of the original surgery and the subsequent one to replace the failed DePuy device. The hip had to be repaired with another brand.
Even though artificial hips are designed to last 15 years or more, many patients needed replacement within a year or less. The failure was traced to design defects.
Greg Jones Law protects your rights
Our firm is representing clients nationwide. We have the resources and the expertise to hold major manufacturers accountable. We can evaluate each case, work with our clients to determine the true value of their claim and help you stand up for the full compensation you deserve.
There might be deadlines to bring a claim or join a class action lawsuit, so we urge all interested to contact us as soon as possible.
Call 855-Jones-Law (855-566-3752) or contact us online today to talk about your defective DePuy hip replacement. Our representatives are available 24/7. We do not charge for initial consultations. If there is no recovery, you owe no legal fees.