Experienced Lawyers for Defective Hip Replacement Sufferers
Many people who undergo hip replacement surgery benefit from much-needed pain relief and greater mobility. Unfortunately, several medical companies have marketed implant "systems" that are defective in design and unreasonably prone to failure.
In August 2010, DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, recalled an estimated 93,000 defective implants for these reasons — after hundreds of adverse event reports received by the FDA. Throughout the United States, people who received the ASR XL Acetabular System are concerned about what lies ahead or dealing with serious problems such as:
- Unexplained hip pain
- Loosening or failure of the implanted hip
- The need for painful, often complex "revision" hip surgery
Concerns About the DePuy Hip Replacement Recall, Your Health and Your Rights?
Although details of the DePuy hip defects and product design shortcomings are still emerging, investigation is focused on a design flaw that makes the components difficult to implant properly. Reported problems and outcomes have included small metal fragments causing inflammation of the hip joint, creating severe pain and sometimes causing bone loss. People whose implants fail often have lasting problems even after corrective surgery.
At the Provost Umphrey Law Firm, we are prepared to pursue DePuy hip replacement lawsuits for people whose implants have failed and those dealing with other serious problems caused by these defective medical products. We have built a legacy of holding medical companies accountable for inadequate research and testing that endangers patients.
Contact Our Defective Medical Device Lawyers Today: 866-672-2585
If you have received a defective DePuy hip implant, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. Our Beaumont, Texas-based law firm handles pharmaceutical and medical device litigation on behalf of injured people nationwide. Please request a free consultation with one of our accomplished attorneys today.