On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics announced the recall of both its ASR XL Acetabular Hip System as well as its ASR Hip Resurfacing System. This recall is in response to alleged product defects that have adversely affected a significant percentage of the 93,000 people who have received a DePuy hip replacement since 2003.
Many individuals who received these DePuy hip implants have experienced symptoms such as pain, swelling, inflammation, weakness, sinew (tissue that connects muscle to the bone) damage and even tumors. It is believed that the cause of these symptoms is a flaw in the DePuy hip implant. The prosthetic components can come loose thereby releasing microscopic metal shavings into the surrounding blood and tissue. There are estimates that perhaps 1 in 8 individuals have required revision surgery to correct the damage from these implants.
What You Can Do
If you have had a hip replacement since 2003, believe the implant to have been manufactured by DePuy, and are experiencing any of the symptoms cited above, you should be reimbursed for out-of-pocket costs related to your injuries and any lost wages you may have incurred, as well as compensated for your pain and suffering.
You have several options:
- You can choose to do nothing
- You can seek to settle on your own with DePuy, in which case you will be dealing with DePuy attorneys and/or representatives, most likely offered a small settlement, and forfeit your right to a larger settlement in the future.
- You can elect to work with an experienced attorney whose sole obligation is to advocate on your behalf and seek the full compensation to which you're entitled.
Why Wilson Kehoe Winingham?
Wilson Kehoe Winingham is widely known for the success it has had in obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of individuals who have been harmed or have suffered as a result of product defects and/or medical malpractice.
The positive results we have achieved stems from over 30 years of trial and litigation experience as well as a multidisciplinary approach that, in addition to highly qualified attorneys, also incorporates the talents of an on staff registered nurse, investigators, paralegals, videographers and consultants.
We are well-versed in all matters pertaining to the DePuy Hip Implant recall and handle numerous cases involving these products.
If you believe you have been harmed as a result of having a DePuy hip replacement, contact the Indiana law firm of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. Put our resources to work for you.
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