South Dakota DePuy Hip Implant Lawyer

Residents of South Dakota who need a DePuy hip implant lawyer should be aware of all the news surrounding the DePuy "ASR™" ("Articular Surface Replacement") hip implant recall. In 2010, Indiana-based DePuy Orthopedics issued a worldwide recall of its ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System hip implants and its ASR™ XL Acetabular System hip implants, both of which have been used in thousands of patients.

Unfortunately, it appears that DePuy Orthopaedics did not conduct adequate pre-clinical testing on these two hip implant models. Critics have pointed out that the failure rate and rate of complications for the ASR™ hip implants are more than double the accepted normal rates.

Defective Design of DePuy Hip Implants

In addition, hip implant experts contend that the ASR™ hip implants' designs are faulty, causing problems such as:

  • dislocation of the implants' components
  • loosening of the implant parts
  • misalignment of components
  • resulting metal shavings and debris in the implant area
  • bone fractures in the implant recipients

What to Do If You Have a DePuy Hip Implant

Thousands of people have suffered such grave complications from DePuy hip implants that they have had to attempt revision surgery to replace the implants. The costs of many of these surgeries have been covered by DePuy, but the surgeries are not always successful.

Over 40,000 people in the U.S. received the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System hip implant. Over 3,500 lawsuits based on faulty DePuy hip implants have already been initiated, and thousands more legal actions against DePuy are expected as the hip implants continue to fail, causing symptoms like:

  • chronic, untreatable pain
  • inability to stand, walk, or even sit comfortably
  • popping and grinding of the hip implant
  • worsening of symptoms with time

See a South Dakota Hip Implant Attorney

Since the DePuy hip implants have been recalled, it's a good idea to talk about your circumstances with a South Dakota hip implant attorney who represents individuals harmed by faulty medical devices, whether you're experiencing problems with your hip implant or not. It's always a good idea to know your legal options. Schedule a free consultation at your convenience.

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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

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