DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Attorneys in Los Angeles
In August of 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics (a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson) announced that it was recalling two models of its hip replacement devices – the ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The DePuy hip replacement recall followed on the heels of numerous lawsuits on behalf of patients who suffered ongoing pain, difficulty walking, and other symptoms that often could only be corrected with a second hip replacement.
At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our Los Angeles defective medical device lawyers have successfully achieved a significant confidential settlement for a prominent sportscaster after he received a defective hip implant that had to be surgically removed. In that lawsuit against Sulzer Ltd., our attorneys alleged that the orthopedic manufacturers knew about the faulty device and were ultimately able to secure the compensation our client deserved. When you work with our nationally-recognized, award-winning product liability law firm, you can trust that we will explore every possible avenue for recovery.
Call (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to get started with a claim for a defective DuPuy hip replacement.
Am I Eligible for Compensation?
Approximately 93,000 patients worldwide have been implanted with DuPuy hip replacement products, and it’s estimated that between 12 and 13 percent of those medical devices failed, leaving more than 10,000 people facing additional surgery. If you received a hip replacement between the years of 2003 and 2010, you may have received one of these defective hip replacement devices.
Contact a product liability attorney at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Discomfort in the hip area
- The feeling that your hip is out of joint
- Clicking or crunching sounds coming from the hip
- Pain and swelling in the hip, groin, leg or lower back
- Difficulty walking and moving around
DePuy has said it will cover “reasonable and customary” costs of medical treatment for hip replacement patients who have received a defective hip. They will cover the cost of additional hip replacement surgery. However, those may not be your only expenses.
In most injury cases, the victim of a defective product is allowed by law to recover compensation for pain and suffering and a diminished quality of life. If you are affected by the DePuy hip replacement recall, you should also be able to recover money for lost wages and lost earning potential if your hip problem has become so severe that it will affect your ability to work in the future.
A History of Effective Legal Representation in Product Liability Cases
Greene Broillet & Wheeler’s aggressive approach to product liability litigation is a hallmark of the firm. It is what earned our firm recognition as a Top Tier Firm Nationwide in Product Liability Litigation by U.S. News-Best Lawyers in 2011 It is what also has allowed us to secure billions of dollars in compensation for people who have been injured by defective products, including defective medical products.
Demanding full accountability from the manufacturers of unsafe products serves an important purpose. It provides an incentive for companies to thoroughly and carefully test their medical products before putting them on the market. An ongoing commitment to consumer safety underscores our efforts in defective product cases – but our primary goal is to ensure our clients achieve the financial recovery they need and deserve.
If you believe you have been the victim of a defective DePuy hip replacement device, call (866) 634-4525 to schedule a free consultation with our team today.
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