Connecticut DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

Two DePuy hip implant systems have been recalled due to high failure rates caused by loose implants and danger from metal shavings generated by friction in the joint. If you are the recipient of one of these defective products you should contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible in order to protect your legal rights.

There is a statute of limitations which will prevent you from seeking compensation if you wait too long. Each state has its own limitations on filing injury lawsuits.

Connecticut Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is the amount of time set by law which is the maximum amount of time people can wait before initiating a lawsuit. The amounts of time vary from state to state, and the clock can either start from the day the incident occurred, or from the date the injury was discovered, which is known as the discovery rule.

In Connecticut there are different criteria:

  • Personal Injury - 2 years, with the discovery rule, but no more than 3 years from the date of the act which caused the injury
  • Wrongful Death - 2 years from date of death, but no more than 5 years after the date of the act
  • Product Liability - 3 years, with the discovery rule, with a maximum or 10 years from the day the manufacturer last possessed the product

DePuy Implant Failures

The defective hip implants which have been recalled are the ASR™ XL Acetabular System and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. Each has been known to fail within 5 years of the initial surgery, while a properly functioning hip implant should last at least 15 years.

The reason behind the ASR™ XL Acetabular System recall is that the socket portion of the implant, called the acetabular cup, has been loosening. This can lead to problems with walking or standing, and causes severe pain and swelling in the hip, groin, and lower back.

In addition, the metal on metal joint can generate metal debris caused by friction. These microscopic shavings enter the bloodstream and can lead to inflammation, soft tissue damage, and poison the bloodstream causing organ damage and neurological problems.

Contact a Connecticut Hip Implant Lawyer

It is important to contact one of our Connecticut hip implant attorneys as soon as you can. We provide free evaluations for prospective clients.

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