DePuy Hip Recall | Hip Replacement Attorney
About the Recall
Johnson & Johnson has recalled one of the replacement hips it manufactures because the devices can come loose, fracturing the bone around the implant and causing tumors. Your replacement hip should have meant more mobility and much less pain, but now you're finding out that it might be a source of new, serious medical problems. The Marye Firm knows that you don't have to stand for this.
The defective and dangerous replacement hips have already been implanted in patients. The recall means that patients who have already undergone one surgical procedure to replace a hip now must undergo a "revision." That is: a second surgery. But even if the defective device is replaced, it can leave behind dangerous, possibly deadly fragments that might not be discovered for years.
Is My Hip Dangerous?
Two devices are being recalled: the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System. Each of these metal units replaces a worn or weakened part of the hip, which consists of a socket and a rounded bone that fits into that socket like a ball. Total hip replacement involves replacing both parts at once. The defective replacement hip units have been recalled because one in eight patients requires a second invasive procedure to correct the first one. The replacement hips just don't fit the way they're supposed to. Many orthopedic doctors believe that the units were poorly designed. At least one surgeon has testified that the unit he removed from a patient had failed catastrophically.
If you have a recalled replacement hip, you've likely already been contacted by your doctor about scheduling "revision" surgery. You'll have to undergo a second procedure to get a new replacement hip. You might have to take time off from work. You might have to cancel vacation plans. In any event, having more surgery is not how you want to spend your time. But there's more to be concerned about...
Doctors have determined that some defective ASR hip units are actually deteriorating and depositing flakes of metal into patients' bloodstreams. In addition, some recipients of ASR replacement hip units have developed pseudotumor-soft tissue masses resulting from adverse reactions to toxic metal debris. Even if you haven't experienced pain, swelling, or difficulty walking, you might still be in serious danger, without knowing it.
Compensation for Your Harm
Johnson & Johnson has admitted that it is to blame for your defective replacement hip- more or less. J & J has stated that it is "committed to assisting patients... and paying for the cost of doctor visits, tests and procedures associated with the recall." But you've been betrayed once already... and if you do need to stand up to Johnson & Johnson, then you'll want a dedicated, attentive advocate by your side. The Marye Firm will represent your interests alone.
The process of demanding compensation for the harm you've suffered (caused by a defective product manufactured by a negligent company) can be complicated, even if it doesn't seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again.
The Marye Firm believes that getting satisfaction from the company that harmed you shouldn't be just more hardship. That's why we do everything we can to streamline the process. And we remain in touch with you throughout the process of seeking compensation for the harm you've suffered. Marye knows that you want to be kept updated about your case. So we'll provide regular, frequent updates regarding not just the progress of your case, but also news of other, similar cases, and even about the product and the manufacturer as well.
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PRODUCTS LIABILITY | WRONGFUL DEATH | BUSINESS LITIGATION | BRAIN INJURY | ELECTRIC SHOCK/ELECTROCUTION | BIRTH INJURY
DEPUY HIP RECALL | CHROMIUM TOXICITY/POISONING
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