On August 26th, 2010, DePuy Pharmaceuticals issued a recall of two of their hip implant systems, owing to an unprecedented amount of complaints nationwide from those who suffered complications after their surgery. The following two systems were officially removed from the market:
ASR XL Acetabular System
ASR Hip Resurfacing System
Approximately 90,000 people are implanted with one of the DePuy systems, and the manufacturer predicts that at least 30,000 have suffered complications (or will at some point in time). Unfortunately, the only effective remedy is corrective surgery.
Let us say that Allan receives one of the DePuy hip implants after experiencing intolerable arthritic pain in his pelvic region. Not long after the surgery, Allan’s artificial femoral head pops out of his acetabulum (the part of the pelvis girdle that links with the thigh bone). His doctor tells him that no medications can treat such a complication. He will have to brave the surgery room a second time so that the displaced implant can be realigned before any infections occur.
Medical complications associated with the DePuy hip implant systems:
Excruciating pain when standing from a seated position
Pain while walking
Pain in the inner thigh or groin area
Loss of Wages
Lengthy recuperation period
Extreme difficulty or inability to finance bills (house, cell phone, medical etc.)
Frustration with not being able to partake in beloved activities
Diminished quality of life
What should Allan do?
The first thing Allan should do is recruit the services of an experienced attorney, one who understands the complexities of his situation, and can advise him on the appropriate course of legal action. However, owing to statute of limitations, which can last anywhere from 2 to 4 years depending on state, Allan must be sure to file his suit in a timely manner.
Weitz & Luxenberg: Your DePuy hip implant attorneys
Weitz & Luxenberg’s Defective Medications and Medical Devices Unit has been operating for over two decades, and our attorneys have successfully amassed millions of dollars on behalf of clients who have suffered from taking a defective medication or after receiving a medical device that did not function properly.
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