Many Americans suffer from excruciating pain and horrendous medical bills thanks to defective hip implants. These Americans may gain substantial payments for their losses by means of Stryker or DePuy hip implant lawyer. If you have suffered a defective hip implant contact our Houston injury law firm today at (713) 529-9377 to schedule a free consultation.
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DePuy Hip Implant Recall
In the case of DePuy Orthopaedics, injuries were so bad and so rampant after hip implant surgery using its device that a DePuy hip implant recall was issued by owner Johnson & Johnson.
Sold from 2003 until its recall in America in 2010, the DePuy ASR Hyp System made money to the tune of 37,000 sales domestically and 93,000 sales worldwide. Given its clear failures as a product, DePuy was forced to remove the device from the market in Australia in 2009 but continued selling it for profit in America until late August of 2010, when it belatedly yanked it off the market in America as well.
The defective medical device is known as either a DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System or an ASR XL Acetabular Hip System. DePuy recently issued a hip replacement recall of these DePuy implants, but not before they’d already been placed in many patients’ bodies.
This presents the ghastly prospect of a negligent manufacturer demanding the “recall” of an implant that must be surgically removed from the victim’s body to be recovered. Such removal is euphemistically called “revision” surgery, which DePuy says it will pay for fully. And clearly, such defective devices must be replaced with better hip implants.
But the bottom line is that DePuy wants to reclaim these devices and try to mitigate its costs in a possible hip replacement lawsuit.
DePuy even offers to assist its victims via a “helpline” phone number given on its website. But the only true help will be going to DePuy itself, which is using an insurance adjuster — whose job is to diminish claims — to conduct and tape-record such conversations for the purpose of using them against victims in court.
DePuy Blames Victims of its Device
Indeed, DePuy already has attempted to blame a U.S. military veteran for his own hip replacement surgery injury, asserting that his own behavior, and not DePuy’s defective medical device, is at fault. Thus, a veteran of the Gulf War has faced not only torment via a defective DePuy implant but is having to fight for his legal right to gain fair and just financial compensation.
Such economic recovery should go far beyond the solitary hip revision surgery DePuy offers to fund. Rather, it also should include all associated medical costs, as well as all lost wages due to the hip replacement surgery injury, as well as the pain and suffering endured by victims.
Hip Implant Lawsuits are Needed
These recoveries can come via a skilled and experienced hip implant lawyer or attorney for a hip replacement lawsuit. Victims of DePuy’s negligence can find such legal representation no matter which state in which they live, thanks to the nationwide attorney service of the Willis Law Firm.
If you or a loved one has had hip replacement surgery since 2003 involving a DePuy device, and subsequently has suffered pain, inflammation, swelling, broken bones or difficulty moving, as a result, alert a hip implant lawyer at once. The clock may be ticking on the statute of limitations for your state, meaning you must proceed with a hip replacement lawsuit promptly.
To explore a DePuy lawsuit, submit the free case review form on this Web page or call us toll-free. We’ll respond promptly to help you assess your DePuy implant injury case. You may be entitled to substantial financial compensation from a company that placed its profits, and not your well-being, first.
And try not to worry about appearing in court. The majority of personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court and without a trial, many times in plaintiffs’ favor. After what DePuy has done to you, that would be a fitting “revision” for DePuy itself.
Stryker Hip Implant Recall
As for similar devices made by Stryker Orthopaedics, in June of 2012, it issued a Stryker recall for the Rejuvenate Modular Hip System. This Stryker hip implant recall concerns the Rejuvenate Modular and the ABG II modular-neck hip stems.
In part, the Stryker recall was made because its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System is known for early failure rates as soon as six months after initial hip implant surgery. Normally, a hip implant via hip replacement surgery should function for perhaps as long as two decades.
When a Stryker hip implant malfunctions much earlier, patients then must have corrective surgery, or revision surgery, to replace the Stryker hip replacement. Such a subsequent hip replacement surgery can cost an additional $45,000.
The Stryker recall also was made in view of possible dangers related to its modular-neck stems, including swelling, pain and potential corrosion or fretting at the modular-neck junction. Too, the sterility of some Stryker hip implant parts has come into question.
Stryker Hip Implant Inflammation
Stryker hip implants also are known for inflaming surrounding tissues, becoming loosened and dislocated within the body, causing allergic reactions and grinding away ceramic materials into the body. Some Stryker hip implants also are known for squeaking or popping noises related to ceramic implants. (Many other hip implants are comprised of plastic and metal.)
The June 2012 Stryker hip implant recall was made only after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made warnings to the company in the years 2005 to 2007. Then, in January of 2008, the FDA made a national recall of parts made for the socket part of Stryker hip implants.
Victims Can Be Compensated
If you or a family member has been harmed by a defective Stryker hip implant, first consult your physician or surgeon, but then quickly notify a defective medical device lawyer or hip implant lawyer with our law firm. We can help you claim the payments to which you are legally entitled by means of a Stryker hip implant lawsuit against the Stryker hip implant manufacturer whose negligence caused your Stryker hip implant injury.
Indeed, when injured by a negligent manufacturer of a Stryker hip implant or another device, you have a legal right to seek economic compensation via a hip implant lawyer.
Contact us today by calling our toll-free number, or by submitting this site’s case review form online. We’ll hasten to offer you a free legal consultation, and then if you choose to engage us, we can offer you a skilled Stryker hip implant lawyer for your case.
And your Stryker hip implant lawyer won’t charge you directly for legal fees, in that we’ll only be paid if we win for you, and at that time solely from a part of the settlement, we achieve.
Too, it’s not likely that your case will lead to a trial, in that most personal injury lawsuits are handled by out-of-court settlements to reach a resolution.