DePuy Hip Recalls and Lawsuits
Di Pietro Partners, LLP are investigating DePuy Hip Recalls and injury claims associated with faulty hip implants. In fact, since 2010, there have been several recalls for DePuy Hip Replacement Devices. As a result, patients suffering from complications may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation.
Di Pietro Partners has an experienced staff of Medical Device Litigation Lawyers and top quality, Board Certified Medical Professionals. If you or someone you know, are suffering from complications after receiving a DePuy hip implant, or any other metal hip replacement device you should seek legal and medical advice immediately. Therefore, if you wish to seek compensation for injuries, or learn more about the issue, contact us for a free case evaluation today. 1.800.712.8462
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DePuy ASR Hip Recall
The DePuy ASR Acetabular Hip Replacement System originally became available in the U.S in 2005. The FDA provided Johnson & Johnson special clearance to sell these devices prior to performing clinical trials. As a result, DePuy began issuing a recall in 2010.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Recall
The DePuy’s Pinnacle hip replacement has not been recalled; however, patients commonly report issues in the Metal version of the device. As a result, the device has been the subject of litigation and the Metal version was discontinued.
Symptoms of Hip Implant Failure
Issues associated with hip replacement failure in DePuy devices include:
- Pain – Generally in the hip joint.
- Loosening – This can lead to increasing levels of pain
- Osteolysis – Bone loss
- Metallosis – Metal accumulation in soft tissue around the hip implant
- Pseudotumors – A soft tissue mass that occurs in the area of the implant
- Dislocation – The prosthetic ball may become dislodged from the socket
Metallosis From DePuy Hip Implants
Metallosis (metal, chromium, or cobalt poisoning) occurs after metallic components from hip replacements rub against one another resulting in the accumulation of metal in the body’s soft tissue. To put this in perspective, a Consumer Reports article about DePuy Hip Implants cites, “…if your prosthetic hip is metal-on-metal, regardless of what company made the device, you should make sure your doctors know about the trouble with these prosthetics, and you should consider having your blood tested for elevated levels of cobalt and chromium (both of which are toxic metals).” (Consumer Reports, December 5, 2016)
DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Patients affected by these hip replacement complications are pursuing lawsuits against the manufacturer for costs associated with revision surgery, as well as pain & suffering experienced from faulty devices. As of 2014, an estimated 93,000 people have received an ASR implant; thus, DePuy will likely continue facing thousands of lawsuits.
DePuy Hip Attorneys
If you or a loved one experienced injury due to a faulty DePuy hip replacement, you may be entitled to compensation. Please note, a hip replacement device does not require a recall for litigation. Therefore, if you wish to file a lawsuit, or learn more about the issue, call an experienced attorney for DePuy Hip Recalls and Litigation today. 1.800.712.8462
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