New Mexico DePuy Hip Implant Lawyers

A New Mexico DePuy hip implant lawyer is a product liability and/or medical malpractice attorney who represents the injured. The two DePuy hip implant models that were the subject of a worldwide recall in 2010 — the ASR™ XL Acetabular System and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System — are already the subject of thousands of legal actions, both individual lawsuits and multi-district litigation.

Hip Implant Failures and Complications

In fact, DePuy Orthopedics (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) has offered to cover the costs of medical care, including hip implant replacements, for many patients. Unfortunately, even a revision surgery to replace a DePuy hip implant may not fix the problem, and in many patients' cases, revision surgery is not possible. Such patients may have to live with the debilitating side effects of DePuy hip implants, including:

  • constant pain due to dislocation or misalignment of the hip implant's components
  • frequent popping noises coming from the implant
  • grinding sensations upon movement of the implant
  • inability to stand, walk or even sit comfortably

The DePuy ASR™ hip implants have been on the market for years, and it seems that DePuy knew of these problems but did nothing to correct them until the recall was inevitable. Tens of thousands of individuals have received one of these hip implants.

Faulty Design of the Hip Implants

DePuy's critics have alleged that the design of the ASR™ hip implants is faulty, and that DePuy did not conduct enough testing of the implants before putting them on the market. Moreover, DePuy is under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its production practices and concerning another DePuy hip implant, the Pinnacle model, which may have an even higher rate of complications than the ASR™ models.

Ask a New Mexico Hip Implant Attorney for More Information

If you reside in New Mexico and you have questions about a DePuy hip implant case, contact a plaintiffs' attorney in your area who deals with hip implant litigation. You can schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation to discuss your legal concerns, even if it's your family member who has the DePuy hip implant.

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Depuy Hip Implant News

FDA Discusses the Safety of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held an advisory meeting last month to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants.... read more

Almost Half of DePuy's Hip Implants Will Fail, Say U.K. Surgeons

The failure rate of the recalled DePuy hip replacement systems ranges from 21 percent after 4 years to 49 percent after... read more

DePuy Orthopaedics President to Resign

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced the resignation of David Floyd, president of DePuy Orthopaedics in March 2011. DePuy is a part... read more

New Registry Intends to Identify Hip Replacement Problems Early

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is working on launching a registry to keep track of hip and knee implant... read more

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against DePuy

A class action lawsuit has been filed against DePuy Orthopaedics for its faulty hip implants. The two implant systems are the... read more

Thirteen in Illinois and Indiana Sue DePuy for Hip Implant Failure

Thirteen persons from Illinois and Indiana have filed a lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics for needing additional surgery after their hip implants... read more

Depuy Hip Recall Lawyers