Depuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

Depuy hip implant lawsuits are civil cases in which those who have been injured as a result of Depuy hip devices (either the ASR XL Acetabular System total hip replacement or the ASR Hip Resurfacing System) seek compensation for their injuries and losses from Depuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Since they were first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2003, Depuy hip replacement systems have come under much scrutiny due to findings that:

  • Their flawed shallow design would increase the likelihood of loosening hip cups and dislocating hip joints
  • Their metal ball and socket would grind and emit miniscule chromium and cobalt ions into a person’s system, increasing the risk of permanent muscle and tissue damage around the implant, severe allergic reaction, and the development of pseudotumors (tissue masses that resemble tumors)

Such defects and their serious associated health complications ultimately led to the recall of the Depuy hip implants in August 2010. For patients who currently still have the Depuy hip system implanted, authorities are recommending close monitoring by a physician along with regular blood testing. Those who develop any severe Depuy hip implant injury will need to undergo an expensive, invasive revision surgery.

How to Start a Depuy Hip Implant Lawsuit

To initiate Depuy hip implant litigation against Depuy Orthopedics, injured patients should receive a complimentary initial consultation with one of our skilled defective medical device lawyers, once their health is stable, to:

  • Learn more about their legal rights
  • Receive a professional, thorough assessment of their case
  • Get expert advice regarding the most appropriate manner in which to proceed in order to secure the maximum possible settlement

To alleviate plaintiffs’ financial burdens during such stressful times, our experienced Depuy hip implant attorneys do not charge our clients any legal fees until or unless a settlement is granted or jury verdict awarded. Once a prospective plaintiff secures legal representation, one of our experienced lawyers will begin building the strongest Depuy hip implant lawsuit possible by:

  • gathering all necessary evidence, including doctors’ reports, witness statements and research evidence
  • securing expert testimony to strengthen the plaintiff’s claims
  • completing and filing all necessary paperwork with the court in a timely manner
  • aggressively representing the injured Depuy hip implant plaintiffs in any necessary legal proceeding, including mediation, arbitration and trial proceedings