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Hip Implant Failure Cases

Hip Implant Failure CasesAlthough Bloomberg reports that Johnson & Johnson and its division, DePuy has attempted to settle cases involving hip implant failure of DePuy ASR Replacement Metal on Metal Hip Implant Systems, people who continue to suffer from the effects of the failure of DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Implant without offer of a settlement to date. I represent people severely injured by DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Systems.

Complete failures of the Johnson & Johnson DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants have caused the need for revision surgeries to replace the failed implants.  Hip Implant Surgery is serious to begin with, but revision surgery is often more complicated and the recovery times longer.  Some people have had their failed DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Replacement System implants revised with the same DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Replacement System, which is now also failing. If there is not enough bone for a third revision of the DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Replacement System, then there is a real possibility of complete disability.

I handle cases of failures of the DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Replacement System.  I am not a lawyer on TV that you will never meet, speak to or ask questions.  Call my office for a Free Consultation concerning failed DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Systems at 855 397-6640 or email me at [email protected]

DePuy Hip Q&A

Below are some answers to common questions about the recalled DePuy artificial hip. Still have questions about your situation? Contact us today and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Why are these hip replacements being recalled?

For failing at rates more than double (and by some indications, far greater than double) the rate other hip replacement systems are failing.

How do I know if I have a DePuy hip replacement being recalled?

Contact your physician or the hospital where your surgery was performed.

How do I know if my hip is failing?

Regular testing, including imaging of the hip and blood ion levels, should be completed by your doctors. This is true regardless of your symptoms, but should be of special concern if you are suffering symptoms (including pain, swelling, difficulty walking, etc.).

I’m asymptomatic, what should I do?

Contact your doctor for an examination of your hip and blood ion levels. The BHS and BOA recomends that asymptomatic patients with satisfactory test results be followed up with annual appointments. If you don’t have any adverse symptoms, but tests show component wear, loosening, or elevated blood ion levels, testing should be repeated every 2-6 months, with a careful evaluation of the implant for deterioration.

Also, consider speaking with a lawyer. Why?

Because statutes of limitations (in many areas just two years) may run out.

DePuy says it will pay my costs, do I need a lawyer?

First, it’s important to note that you can speak with one of our lawyers for free, with no obligation to sign on, about your case and the unique aspects that may affect the outcome.

Second, DePuy’s interest are in limiting their costs. Their version of “reasonable costs” may vary widely from yours and your family’s.

Finally, most law firms take cases on a contigency basis, meaning no money is required out-of-pocket from you; instead, attorneys take their fee from costs recovered.

To sum up, there is nothing to loose and everything to gain by contacting one of our lawyers before signing anything with DePuy.

 

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