Are you suffering from a DePuy Hip Replacement implant? Talk to a hip replacement injury expert NOW.
If you suffer from a defective DePuy hip replacement, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has recently issued a voluntary recall for two of its hip replacements which have been shown to release metal debris into the surrounding tissue, causing pain, inflammatory reaction, and additional health risk for patients with the implant.
“DePuy Orthopedics pulled the units in August,” says Michael Pines, hip replacement injury attorney at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC in San Diego, California. “Many patients are only now receiving the news. There’s no doubt that many more affected victims will come forward.”
The global recall focuses on two hip replacement implants, a metal hip socket called the ASR XL Acetabular System and a smaller counterpart called the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. “The recall of a fully implanted medical device requiring surgery for removal is rare,” says Pines. “I help victims who suffer from faulty hip replacements receive fair compensation and justice against the manufacturers who’ve produced the dangerous products.”
If you suffer from pain, injury, or disablement from your DePuy Hip Replacement implant, talk to a hip replacement attorney expert now.
How can the DePuy Orthopedics implant affect me?
The DePuy hip implant can be dangerous to your health. The “metal on metal” hip replacement implants pose a great risk for the individuals who wear them, and according to the DePuy website, symptoms include pain, swelling, and problems walking within the first five years of implantation.
- Pain. You may be feeling joint discomfort in or around the hip area, causing immobilization and decreased energy level. Pain may or may not be managed by medications, and your doctor may already be aware of your symptoms as a result of your DePuy hip replacement implant. It’s okay if you haven’t spoken to your doctor yet about pain or injury.
- Swelling. Your body is naturally responding to the improper fit and function of the ASR XL Acetabular System and/or the ASR Hip Resurfacing System implants by producing swelling and further irritation of the hip implantation site. As metal debris becomes logged into the hip area, and then further absorbed into the body, the natural reaction of your body is to swell and become impaired.
- Problems walking. By now, you may already be faced with detrimental side effects such as the inability to walk or disablement. This may or may not be accompanied by the problems described above, and your doctor may already be aware of your symptoms. It’s okay if you haven’t received treatment for your symptoms yet.
DePuy hip replacements have caused serious injury as a result of the metallic debris produced by the poorly-fit implants. These problematic metallic shards may have been absorbed by your body which can cause detrimental inflammatory reactions, which may have caused you to undergo a second hip replacement within the first five years of receiving an ASR hip replacement implant.
If you suffer from a DePuy Orthopedic hip replacement implant, you may have a potentially powerful claim against the medical device company—but don’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you. Contact Michael Pines, a hip replacement injury attorney and an ex-insurance company lawyer, today. He will work for you and against the insurance companies to get you the compensation and resolution you deserve.
How will the DePuy Orthopedics manufacturer help me?
First, seek a qualified hip replacement lawyer to help evaluate your claim. Unfortunately, DePuy is offering very little to help victims affected by the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System implants. According to their Web site, DePuy only “intends to cover reasonable and customary costs of treatment if you need services associated with the recall” but does not intend to compensate victims that have endured pain and suffering, lost wages, future injury, and a diminished quality of life from wearing the hip replacement implant.
What about my pain and suffering?
What about my health now, and my future health?
How will the metal shards absorbed by my body affect me long-term?
We know these questions are urgent and you need answers now—so call to speak to a hip replacement injury expert right now for answers and a sense of direction during this difficult time. If you prefer, simply fill out the contact form below and an orthopedic injury expert from the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC, will get in touch with you shortly.
For years, DePuy blamed doctors for implanting the faulty device wrong, rather than admitting to the product safety defects. On September 22, 2010, DePuy went as far as to blame patients for the dangerous device, claiming patients—who inherently trusted De Puy to make safe products—were “negligent, careless, and at fault and conducted themselves so as to contribute substantially to their alleged injuries and damages.”
Contact Michael Pines, hip replacement injury expert and ex-insurance attorney, now. His legal expertise in personal injury and product defects will guide your case into the right direction and you don’t have to feel lost any longer.
How can Michael Pines, hip replacement and product safety attorney, help me?
Michael Pines is a personal injury attorney specializing in product safety and defects with a long-running history of successful wins in cases just like these. Michael is an ex-insurance company attorney and personal injury expert who works with people just like you to get fair compensation and justice for their personal injury. Since 1992, his expertise in product safety, personal injury, and medical malpractice has helped countless victims fight against insurance companies and win.
The Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC, is currently representing injured victims suffering from a failed and recalled DePuy hip replacement throughout the United States. If you or a loved one have, or have had, a DePuy hip replacement implant, you may be entitled to recover damages in a lawsuit against the manufacturer, and we can help you.
Let the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC, hip replacement injury law firm, leverage their expertise of product safety, personal injury, and insurance claims toward your benefit. Mr. Pines, Senior Attorney at the firm, has a unique and powerful perspective unlike other lawyers in the field—his former position as an insurance attorney makes him a formidable adversary against DePuy Orthopedics. Contact his office today for a free and private evaluation of your case. It costs you nothing, and the law firm never collects unless you win.
The ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System is a trademark of DePuy Orthopedics, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, and is used for product identification purposes only. A defective product, including any hip replacement implant produced by DePuy Orthopedics, is determined on a case-by-case basis by means of a case-specific investigation.