Defective DePuy Hip implant devices continue to cause problems around the country. Several Chicago patients file pain & suffering lawsuit against manufacturers of the device.
DePuy Hip Update 1/23/13: Newly disclosed court documents have revealed that a 2011 internal investigation conducted by Johnson & Johnson on its much-troubled DePuy ASR hip implant estimated that the device would fail within five years in nearly 40% of recipients. For reasons still unclear, the company failed to make this information public while simultaneously downplaying the potential health complications associated with its metal-on-metal hip. Click here to learn more.
DePuy Recall Update 1/13/11
According to ABC News, a new lawsuit involves five individuals who are accusing DePuy of unnecessarily delaying a recall of their ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System despite clear evidence that the devices were overwhelmingly prone to failure.
These latest victims represent only a very small fraction of people who have suffered because of the defective hip implants. Nearly 100,000 of the implants were recalled in August 2010 after mounting evidence showed the extreme danger the product presented to patients. Many of the patients who have suffered complications from the product may have suffered irreparable harm to their bodies.
Compensation for DePuy Hip Victims
Patients who have had a hip replacement surgery between 2003 and 2010 are urged to contact their doctors immediately to find out if the DePuy ASR Hip was used in their procedure. Depuy ASR hip replacement patients may be eligible for compensation due to the injuries they have suffered as a result of being implanted with the defective device. Past and future pain, suffering, medical bills, lost earnings, and disfigurement are among the damages that patients may be entitled to recover.
Do I have a DePuy Hip Injury Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in DePuy hip injury lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Issue cases in all 50 states.