Vermont DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

DePuy Orthopaedics has recalled the ASR™ XL Acetabular System and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System due to problems that are causing the implants to fail prematurely. When artificial hips fail prematurely, they require a revision surgery, which can often be more painful and difficult than the original hip surgery.

If you are one of the 93,000 people who received one of the recalled implants before the recall, you have legal options. Contact a Vermont hip implant attorney to find out if you can collect compensation for your losses.

What is the Vermont Statute of Limitations?

Statute of limitations refers to the maximum amount of time a state allows a plaintiff to file a lawsuit after suffering an injury or some other loss. After the time limit expires there is no way to take action against the defendant. Different types of cases have different limits, and the clock begins ticking based on either the occurrence rule or the discovery rule. The discovery rule means that the time limit begins when the injury is discovered, rather than when it occurs.

The following are the relevant statute of limitations for the state of Vermont:

  • Personal Injury - 3 years, with the discovery rule
  • Wrongful Death - 2 years, with the discovery rule
  • Products Liability - 3 years, with the discovery rule

To find out if you still have time to pursue damages, contact our hip implant lawyers today.

DePuy Hip Implant Failures

According to the hip recall, a large percentage of the hip implants were failing within 5 years of surgery. A normally functioning hip implant is supposed to last at least 15 years.

There are a number of problems with the implants. One of the problems reported by patients is that the implants coming loose from the bone and causing severe pain. Other signs that can indicate problems include swelling in the hip or groin and/or a popping or clicking sound when walking.

If you are having any of these symptoms, you should visit your doctor immediately. And, if you require a second surgery to replace a faulty hip, you should contact an attorney to find out if you qualify to file a lawsuit to pursue damages.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Vermont Hip Implant Lawyer

While the manufacturer has offered to reimburse victims for the cost of revision surgeries, it will not voluntarily pay for the disruption to your life, or your pain and suffering. In a free consultation with a Vermont hip implant lawyer you can have your case evaluated and determine if you are still eligible to file a lawsuit.

To schedule a free case review with a qualified Vermont hip implant lawyer, please contact us 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:

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