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DePuy Hips

DePuy Phases Out Its All-Metal Hip Systems

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DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has introduced several hip replacement systems into the orthopedic market since 2000, including the PINNACLE and ASR XL Acetabular System.

DePuy claimed the systems provided more flexibility and greater range of motion than existing devices, as well as offered greater stability and were less prone to dislocation.

Unfortunately, these devices did not live up to their manufacturer’s claims. The industry now recognizes the serious complications associated with metal-on-metal design.

As a result, DePuy recalled some of its devices by the end of 2010. Most recently, in May 2013, DePuy said it would be phasing out production of its all-metal replacement hips.

Complications

There is an inherent risk when you undergo a surgical procedure. In addition to overall complications, if you’ve had a DePuy hip implanted you may be suffering from:

  • Problems while walking or not being able to walk
  • Swelling of the hip
  • Lack of flexibility
  • Elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in your
  • Loosening of the implant within your body
  • Bone fracture within your implant site
  • Nerve, muscle, and bone damage
  • Grinding or clicking in the hip

If you are dealing with any of these issues, you may have a defective implant and need to consider your legal options.

How Weitz & Luxenberg Can Help

As a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to helping clients win cases. For more than 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to holding irresponsible practitioners accountable, and we have won $17 billion for our clients.

We would feel privileged to assist you. For a free consultation and more information about your legal options, please call us at 800-476-6070. If you prefer, you can complete our form, and our client relations representative will contact you shortly.

Recent W&L Results

  • $1 Billion

    W&L's Ellen Relkin, as lead counsel in the NJ Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem litigation, played a key role in negotiating the more than $1 billion settlement. Most qualifying plaintiffs will receive $300,000 or more.

  • $2.5 Billion

    W&L helped negotiate one of the largest mass tort settlements in recent history. More than 300 W&L clients are part of the settlement. Claimants had recalled DePuy ASR hips implanted and removed prior to August 31, 2013.

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How Weitz & Luxenberg Helped Me

  • Barbara Zimmerman ‘s Story

    I'm pleased with the results Weitz & Luxenberg achieved for me in my recently settled case. I was suing a hip-replacement company that tried to act like they did nothing wrong. But the fact is they allowed a defective medical device to go out. That was incredibly wrong. This company needed to learn that their actions were incredibly wrong and that there are consequences to your bad actions.

    - Barbara Zimmerman
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