Maine DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

DePuy Orthopaedics is the manufacturer of two hip implant systems that were recalled in 2010 due to complications and failures:

  • ASR™ XL Acetabular System
  • ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System

If you are the recipient of one of these artificial hip systems, you might be eligible to seek compensation if your implant failed. Contact a Maine DePuy hip implant attorney today for more information.

Maine Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is the period of time during which people can file lawsuits after an incident or injury. Each state has its own statute of limitations. In Maine, the statute of limitations are:

  • Personal Injury - 6 years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 years
  • Product Liability - 6 years

For more information about the statute of limitations and what it means for your specific case, contact a Maine hip implant lawyer today.

DePuy Hip Implant Failures

The DePuy hip implant systems that were recalled in August 2010 are the ASR™ XL Acetabular System, which was used worldwide and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System, which was never approved for use in the U.S.

One of the problems with the implants is that they are becoming loose and causing problems such as:

  • Pain deep in the groin, hip, and lower back
  • Swelling around the implant
  • Difficulty rising from a seated position and walking
  • Popping or grinding sounds when walking
  • A sensation that the hip is out of place

For more information about the problems associated with the DePuy hip implants, contact us today.

Contact a Maine Hip Implant Lawyer

DePuy said it will pay for the cost of surgery when a patient is required to have a second surgery to replace a failed implant. But, you should know that you might be eligible to recover more than just the cost of surgery. To find out if you qualify for additional compensation, contact a hip implant lawyer who represents people in Maine.

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

Depuy Hip Implant News

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