Orthopedic hip implant lawyers are products liability attorneys committed to advocating for the rights of those who suffered severe health complications from using Zimmer Holdings, Inc.’s Durom Cup, DePuy Orthopedics ASR XL Acetabular System, or ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Implanted in patients with dysfunctional or deteriorating hip joints, hip replacement devices consist of metal components that may either involve a ball-and-socket joint or a cup that is placed over the top of the femur (within the hip cavity) to reduce bone grinding.
Despite its effectiveness at improving patients’ mobility, the hip implant devices produced by Zimmer and DePuy have been reported to cause some severe health complications, such as:
- difficulty walking
- hip dislocation
- inflammation of the hip joint
- loosening of the device
- severe hip pain
According to clinical research, approximately 1 out of every 8 hip implant patients (roughly 13 percent) will develop serious implant-related health complications within the first 5 years of using the device. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has more than 500 reports regarding hip replacement defects, this number is expected to increase dramatically because thousands still have and continue to use these hip implant devices.
When to Consult with a Hip Implant Attorney
Hip implant patients who develop any of the above side effects should:
- Promptly seek medical attention to prevent further damage to their health.
- Consult with a skilled hip implant lawyer to learn more about their legal rights and entitlements.
Both Zimmer and DePuy have been aware of the dangers associated with their hip replacement devices for years, and only when the public started to become aware of them did these medical device manufacturers issue recalls (in 2008 and 2010, respectively).
Many patients have been and will continue to be seriously injured by hip replacements, and these patients will have a strong legal claim against the maker of their hip implant device.
DePuy hip replacement recall lawyers encourage injured patients to attend a complimentary initial consultation for a thorough assessment of their case, followed by expert advice and the opportunity to secure top-of-the-line legal services. By working with a seasoned attorney, injured patients can rest assured that they will not only get through the legal process as efficiently as possible but that they will also secure the maximum possible settlement from the negligent company for their injuries and losses.
If you or a loved one used the Zimmer or Depuy hip replacement devices and suffered from any side effect including difficulty walking, hip dislocation, inflammation of the hip joint, loosening of the device, or severe hip pain you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.