Nebraska DePuy Hip Implant Attorney

Individuals who received an "artificial hip" (also known as a hip implant) from the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics should be aware that two of DePuy's hip implant models were recalled in 2010: the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System.

Nebraska DePuy hip implant lawyers are acutely aware of the many devastating problems caused by these hip implants, and they are representing individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by defective DePuy hip implants.

The DePuy Hip Implant Failure Rate

It's been estimated that 13 percent of DePuy hip implants have failed or will fail within five years of implantation. This is far above the accepted 5 percent failure rate. Hip implant failure signs and symptoms include:

  • swelling around the implant, and stiffness in the affected hip
  • constant pain
  • a "grinding" sensation in the hip
  • popping noises from the hip
  • difficulty with movement involving the hip (e.g., standing, walking)

When a hip implant fails, it may be possible to replace the failed implant with a new, correctly functioning implant, but for some patients, such an implant substitution is not possible; they'll have to live with the defective hip implant indefinitely.

Defects in DePuy ASR™ Hip Implants

When DePuy Orthopedics issued the recall of the ASR™ hip implants, the company noted that the defects associated with their products were matters such as:

  • loosening of the implants' components
  • misalignment of the implants' parts
  • dislocation of the components
  • infections, bone fractures, and pain caused by or linked to the implants

DePuy admitted that they it been receiving complaints of such hip implant failures for years before they issued the recall of the ASR™ XL Acetabular and Hip Resurfacing Systems.

Nebraska Residents: Contact a Hip Implant Plaintiffs' Attorney

For individuals who are struggling with a DePuy hip implant, legal help is nearby. Questions and concerns about legal options can be taken up with a Nebraska hip implant attorney. To schedule a free review of your case, contact our hip implant lawyers today.

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