Washington DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

Recipients of hip implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics may have been given defective medical devices. According to a recall issued by the Johnson & Johnson company, about 12 and 13 percent of the devices will need to be replaced within 5 years. The average life of an artificial hip should be 15 years.

Revision surgery is painful and can be debilitating. Recovery time can take longer than the initial surgery as well. With all these factors in mind, our hip implant lawyers try to obtain maximum financial recoveries for affected patients.

If you or a loved one had hip replacement surgery and are in need of revision surgery, our Washington DePuy hip implant attorneys may be able to help you. Find out how by contacting us today.

Washington Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations defined the amount of time a person can take to file a personal injury lawsuit. Each state sets its own limitations. The state of Washington follows the discovery rule, which means the clock starts ticking when the injury is discovered, rather than from when the injury actually occurred. The statute of limitations in the state is 3 years.

DePuy Hip Implant Failures

The two implants which have been recalled are the ASR™ XL Acetabular System and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. Even if you are unsure if your failed implant has been recalled, you should speak with an attorney. A hip implant lawyer can determine if you have a legitimate case and can help you seek the compensation you need and deserve.

How to Tell if Your Implant is Failing

Signs that your implant could be failing include intense pain in the groin and hip, swelling in the area and problems walking or standing. If you are having these problems, you should visit your doctor right away.

How a DePuy Hip Implant Lawyer Can Help

A lawyer will be able to determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit, based on the details of your case and the statute of limitations in your state. Once it has been determined that you do have a claim, a lawyer can help you seek compensation for:

  • Cost of revision surgery
  • Cost of physical therapy and other treatments following surgery
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering

Contact a Washington Hip Implant Lawyer

In a free consultation with a Washington hip implant lawyer you can have your case evaluated. Call today to schedule a free review of your case.

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

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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