Texas DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

The medical device manufacturer DePuy Orthopaedics has recalled two models of hip implants due to design flaws and high failure rates. Prior to the recall, over 93,000 patients were implanted with these defective and potentially dangerous devices. If you are dealing with a defective or failed hip implant, a Texas DePuy hip implant attorney can help. You may be eligible to file a DePuy lawsuit if the statute of limitations hasn't already expired.

What is the Statute of Limitations?

The statute of limitations is a time limit set by each state that determines how long a plaintiff can wait before initiating a lawsuit. Once the statute of limitations expires there can be no action taken against the defendant. In some states the clock begins ticking as soon as the injury occurs, but in Texas it is based on the discovery rule. This means that the clock begins ticking when the injury is discovered, or at least when the injury should have discovered by a reasonable person.

The following are the relevant time limits for cases filed in the state of Texas:

  • Personal Injury- 2 years
  • Wrongful Death- 2 years
  • Products Liability- 2 years

Even if you think your time may have expired, contact us to find out what your options are. Our hip implant lawyers are familiar with the laws in Texas and can help you seek the compensation your deserve.

DePuy Hip Implant Failures

The DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System have both failed in some patients in as few as 5 years of the initial hip surgery. Some patients have even reported these failures within 2-3 years, while a properly functioning implant is expected to last at least 15 years. When an implant fails it requires a revision surgery, which is often more difficult and painful than the original surgery.

Problems with the hip implants include:

  • Loosening of the implant, causing dislocations
  • Metal debris shedding from the metal devices and causing inflammation in the surrounding tissue (the debris can cause serious health issues if it enters the blood stream)
  • The acetabular cup, which forms the socket portion of the joint, is too shallow to properly hold the femur in place

Contact a Texas Hip Implant Lawyer

DePuy has offered to reimburse patients for the cost of a revision surgery, however, that is only the tip of the iceberg. Our hip implant lawyers can help you seek compensation for other losses, including your pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity and decreased quality of life.

To learn more and to find out if you qualify to file a claim, contact our Texas DePuy hip implant lawyers 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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Thirteen in Illinois and Indiana Sue DePuy for Hip Implant Failure

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