Pennsylvania DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit

DePuy Orthopaedics recalled two models of hip implants due to design flaws that cause early failures. When an implant fails the recipient is forced to undergo an expensive and difficult surgery known as a revision surgery. If you're required revision surgery, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact a Pennsylvania hip implant lawyer to get more information before the statute of limitations expires.

What is a Statute of Limitations?

A statute of limitations is the maximum allowable time you can wait before you have to file a lawsuit following an injury or some other form of loss. Each state sets its limits.

Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations

In the state of Pennsylvania the statute of limitations is as follows

  • Personal Injury - 2 years from the time the injury was discovered
  • Wrongful Death - 2 years from the time the deceased should have discovered the injury
  • Products Liability - 2 years

DePuy Hip Implant Failures

The DePuy hip implants that have been recalled are the ASR™ XL Acetabular System and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. The acetabular system is for total hip replacements, and according to the recall is failing at a rate of 13 percent within 5 years. The resurfacing system, according to DePuy is failing at a rate of 12 percent within 5 years.

Failed hip implants could result in the following symptoms:

  • A sensation that the hip is out of place
  • Pain in the groin, hip and lower back
  • Swelling around the implant
  • Difficulty standing and walking
  • Clicking or grinding sounds when walking

Contact a Pennsylvania DePuy Hip Implant Lawyer

DePuy has offered to pay for the cost of the revision surgery, but has not offered to compensate victims for their lost wages, inconvenience, or pain and suffering. In a free consultation with a Pennsylvania hip implant lawyer you can have your claim evaluated to determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit.

Contact a Pennsylvania hip implant lawyer today.

DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Information

DePuyHipImplantRecall.org 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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