Montana DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

DePuy Orthopaedics recalled two of its hip implants in August 2010 after discovering that both systems were failing at a faster-than-normal rate.

Montana residents who have been implanted with an artificial hip may be able to seek compensation through a lawsuit against DePuy, if the implant fails prematurely. If you've already undergone revision surgery or are experiencing complications from your hip implant, contact a Montana hip implant attorney today. It is important to file a lawsuit ahead of the expiring statute of limitations.

Montana Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is the maximum amount of time a person can wait before filing a lawsuit after he or she has is injured. The Montana statute of limitations is as follows:

  • Personal Injury - 3 years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 years
  • Products Liability - 3 years

Even if you think your time is up, contact a Montana hip implant lawyer to make sure. You might still be eligible to file a claim, depending on when the defect was discovered and when the injury actually occurred.

DePuy Hip Implant Failures

The two implants that have been recalled are the ASR™ XL Acetabular System (used worldwide) and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System (used outside the U.S.). According to the recall, the systems have failed in a number of patients in as few as 5 years of implantation. Hip implants are usually expected to last at least 15 years.

Signs of Failing Hip Implants

Signs top look out for include:

  • Severe pain
  • Problems standing after being seated
  • Difficulty walking
  • Swelling in the area
  • Popping or clicking sounds when walking

Contact a Montana Hip Implant Attorney

A lawsuit against DePuy can hold the company accountable and compensate you for your injuries. In a no-obligation consultation, a hip implant lawyer can quickly evaluate your claim to determine if you are still eligible to file a claim. To schedule a consultation, contact a Montana hip implant lawyer today.

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