Did your doctor use a defective DePuy ASR Hip Implant in your hip replacement surgery?
When a person requires hip replacement surgery, he or she has likely already endured immense pain and immobility. The individual may see surgery as a last resort and is undoubtedly expecting that the hip replacement will offer relief from debilitating pain as well as provide access to a healthy and active lifestyle.
Unfortunately, thousands of patients who have undergone surgery where the physician used a DePuy ASR hip implant have agonized from an array of hip replacement problems due to a design flaw in the implant itself. This creates a need for many patients to undergo painful corrective surgery within six years of the initial operation. A common reason is wear and tear of the implant, which can discharge pieces of metal throughout the patient’s body. One option for addressing this serious issue is to pursue a defective hip replacement lawsuit. This kind of litigation can help injured victims obtain the complete and fair compensation they deserve.
The Teal & Montgomery legal team will work hard to help you obtain the utmost in service, respect and compensation available to repay your hardship.
Signs of Defective DePuy ASR Hip Implants
If you or a loved one has had DePuy ASR or Pinnacle hip implant surgery, please request assistance from our Santa Rosa personal injury lawyers. Below are some tell tale signs your hip implant might have a defect:
- A slipping sensation at the site of the implant
- Constant pain in the hip, groin, legs or lower back
- Audible noise, such as clicking or crunching, coming from the implant site
- Difficulty with physical activities
- Increased metabolic activity around the surgery site
Which DePuy products are defective?
The company DePuy Orthopaedics developed the Pinnacle and ASR hip implants in order to provide better mobility for the active lifestyles of younger patients. However, these systems are now linked to an increased failure rate and complications like metallosis, a medical condition where metal debris is deposited in the soft tissues of the body, creating toxic side effects. Although DePuy Orthopaedics is pleased with its 200 products, three have the potential to cost the company billions in lawsuit settlements. These products are the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System, the ASR XL Acetabular System total hip replacement and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System.
What’s wrong with the product?
A design flaw in these implants can cause metal to rub against metal, which causes fine metal fragments to become lodged throughout the body. The ongoing effects of this issue are bone erosion, constant pain and even killing healthy tissue. When your life and overall health are at risk, finding experienced personal injury legal representation is essential.
Working to Help Injured Victims Get Compensation
Victims who have suffered complications after receiving a DePuy ASR hip implant may be eligible for compensation. Our attorneys can pursue financial awards for any corrective surgeries, physical injuries, and pain and suffering. Taking part in any larger hip replacement lawsuit that may arise from this serious problem may also be an option. The Teal & Montgomery attorneys are committed to pursuing justice to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation available.
Contact Us For More Information About A DePuy Orthopedics Lawsuit
Numerous California residents have been impacted by defective hip implants. We can help you determine whether you may be a good candidate for a DePuy orthopedics lawsuit. Contact our defective hip replacement injury attorneys online or call one of our three phone numbers to schedule a free initial consultation. We can visit your home or call on you in the hospital, if necessary.