Ohio DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

DePuy Orthopaedics is the manufacturer of several medical devices, including hip implants. It has recalled two of its artificial hips due to design flaws that can cause serious complications and lead to complete failures. When an implant fails it requires costly and painful surgery known as a revision surgery. If you have been implanted with one of these defective products you have legal options. You must contact an Ohio hip implant attorney as soon as possible to make sure you don't miss your opportunity to seek compensation.

Ohio Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is the maximum amount of time a state allows a victim to file a lawsuit after being injured or sustained some other loss. The limits will differ from state to state, as will the criteria for determining when the clock starts ticking. In Ohio the statute of limitations for personal injury, product liability, and wrongful death cases is 2 years. The time limit begins to expire according to the discovery rule, meaning from the time the injury is discovered rather than from when it occurs.

This is not much time. If your hip implant fails and you are required to undergo surgery, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you file in time. You might be eligible to recover compensation for your pain and suffering and lost wages, in addition to the cost of surgery.

DePuy Implant Failures

The two implants that have been recalled by the Johnson & Johnson company arethe ASR™ XL Acetabular System and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. Within 5 years of implantation, both of these models will fail between 12-13 percent of the time, says the company. Normal functioning implants are expected to last at least 15 years.

New data compiled by a British orthopedists' group suggest that the failure rate is even higher than that, about four times higher. The hip implants have a 49 percent chance of failure after 6 years, according to The British Orthopedic Association and the British Hip Society.

According to the DePuy recall, the implants are failing because the socket portion of the joint is too shallow to properly hold the ball portion in place. The loosening of the implant results in severe pain and swelling in the vicinity of the joint. Eventually the recipient will have trouble walking and standing, and may hear popping or clicking movements while walking.

Further problems are caused by the generation of metal debris by friction caused by metal parts rubbing together. This debris can eventually poison the body, leading to organ failure and brain damage. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that all companies that make metal-on-metal hips conduct studies to determine the safety of the implants.

Contact an Ohio Hip Implant Lawyer

In a free consultation with an Ohio hip implant attorney you can have your case evaluated to determine if you are eligible to file a claim. A lawsuit can get you the fair compensation you deserve. To schedule your free case review, contact an Ohio hip implant attorney today.

DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Information

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