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 Pines Salomon Injury Lawyers, 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.