Illinois DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

Two models of hip implants made by DePuy Orthopaedics have been recalled due to high failure rates. Recipients of these defective medical devices require a second surgery which is both costly and painful. Affected patients can file lawsuits to seek compensation, but only if they file before the statute of limitations expires.

Contact an Illinois hip implant attorney today to protect your rights and get more information.

What is the Statute of Limitations?

A statute of limitations is a specified amount of time during which people are eligible to file lawsuits against someone who has wronged them. The time limit in each state differs, and there are different criteria which determine when the clock starts to run. It can either be from when the injury occurs (occurrence rule) or when the injury is discovered or should have been discovered (discovery rule).

The following are the time limits established in Illinois:

  • Products Liability - 2 Years (2 year discovery rule applies if the injury occurred within 10-12 year period)
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years ( from date of death)
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years, with Modified Discovery Rule (2 years from the time the plaintiff knew or should have known about the injury, even if plaintiff did not know it was actionable)

DePuy Implant Lawsuits

DePuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson, said the reason for the recall is that the implants are failing at a very high rate. While most hip implants are expected to last a minimum of 15 years, the recalled DePuy hips are failing in as few as 5. When an implant fails, the patient will need a second surgery to fix the problem. Revision surgery is often more painful and debilitating than the initial surgery.

A DePuy hip implant lawsuit would seek compensation for affected patients. Compensatory damages might include the following:

  • Present and future medical bills, including the cost of surgery and any physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Decreased quality of life during therapy and recovery
  • Lost wages if the injury prevents the patient from working

Contact an Illinois Hip Implant Attorney

DePuy has offered to pay for the revision surgeries that are required because of their defective products, but they have made no offers to compensate people for their time, pain or suffering. In a free consultation with an Illinois hip implant attorney, you can learn more about the current litigation. Call today to find out if you are eligible for compensation.

DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Information

DePuyHipImplantRecall.org intends to provide patients with up-to-date information about the recent DePuy hip implant recalls. For more information, please select from the following:

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