DePuy Hip Implant Compensation
Do you have a faulty Depuy hip implant? You may be able to file a lawsuit. On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a unit of Johnson & Johnson, recalled these products:
ASRXL Acetabular System
ASRHip Resurfacing System
High levels of metal ions
Martha, an 80-year-old retired teacher in rural New England, was overjoyed to finally have her hip replaced. After five years of increasing struggle, she was finally going to enjoy the freedom that had brightened her twilight years. But her happiness was short-lived. After less than a year, her DePuy ASRHip resurfacing system implant loosened, causing her terrible pain.
Worse still, when her physician ran a series of tests, she discovered Martha had advanced osteolysis; her body was literally trying to reabsorb pieces of her own hip bone. The DePuy hip replacement implant was releasing high levels of metal ions, tricking her immune system into perceiving its own bones as foreign matter. This ion release also caused tissue damage and the formulation of pseudotumors.
Poor Martha did not know what to do. She lived on limited resources ever since her retirement and could not afford this procedure or the care she would need thereafter. Then it came to her: she called Weitz & Luxenberg.
Recalled amid medical horrors
DePuy ASRhip replacements have been implanted in U.S. patients since 2005. Some people with ASR hip implants have experienced implant loosening, which causes terrible pain. The metal ions are released from the DePuy hip products cause tissue damage, pseudotumors and osteolysis: ailments which require surgery to remove and replace the hip implant.
DePuy hip problems were known for years
Complaints to the FDA confirmed the design issues with the DePuy ASRhip replacements. The company stated that it is withdrawing the ASRhip implants because data indicated that they needed to be replaced at a rate more than twice the industry average. A New York Times article quoted Dr. Stephen Graves, the director of an Australian implant database, as saying the DePuy hip implant failed at a significantly higher ratethan other companies' models.
Unfortunately, the law limits your time to file a DePuy hip lawsuit. Complete the form right now for a free legal consultation, and we will be able to assemble your case in a timely manner. Do not miss your chance to get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
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