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Depuy Hip Replacement Recall

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

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.

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Best Law Firms by US News

    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.


    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California

    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.

  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019

    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.

  • Super Lawyers®
    Super Lawyers®

    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.


    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."


    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.

  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019

    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.

  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019

    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.

  • International Society of Barristers
    International Society of Barristers

    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

    As a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, founding partner Bruce Broillet joins a select group of California lawyers. Only 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

  • Lawdragon

    Lawdragon has selected five of our firm’s attorneys to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a prestigious, invitation-only organization exclusive to the most qualified lawyers who have already proven their elite legal skills through trial results and leadership — all before the age of 40.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

    Attorneys Scott Carr and Tim Wheeler hold membership to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only legal organization consisting of the nation’s premier trial lawyers.


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