DePuy’s ASR hip replacement implants have been the source of many serious hip health problems for people expecting a relief to their pain and mobility concerns. These hip replacement implants have been found to fail in some cases, leaving patients in need of secondary surgeries to have the implants replaced. These procedures can add significant, unexpected costs that may be difficult to handle. Fortunately, however, compensation may be available.
If you or someone you love has required hip implant replacement surgery due to a defective DePuy product, there may be legal options available against the product’s manufacturer. For more information regarding your options in moving forward with a defective product claim, contact a Milwaukee product liability attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.
DePuy ordered a recall of its ASR orthopedics, taking action after the results of a 2010 independent study noted a higher than expected number of patients receiving these implants requiring a second surgery to have their implants replaced. These implants, which replace both the cup of the hip and the top of the femur with metal, were recalled for causing some of the following health concerns:
Due to the implant’s failure, the person with the implant would require a second surgery to remove the implant and replace it with a working one. As a result, these patients would spend a significant amount of time and money going through a painful surgery that could have entirely been prevented. Because of this failed product, DePuy may be held responsible for these medical costs, out-of-pocket expenses, and wages lost due to time spent in recovery.
If your DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System implant or the implant of someone you love has failed, we may be able to assist you with the process of filing a personal injury claim. To learn more about your full range of legal options, contact the Milwaukee product liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.