DePuy Hip Replacement

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If you have had a hip replacement with a DePuy ASR hip implant, there is a good chance that you have experienced problems. The manufacturing company, DePuy Orthopedics, has recalled these implants, after hundreds of complaints that these devices have failed patients. Defective DePuy ASR hip implants have required hip replacement patients to undergo a second, more painful surgery to remove the faulty implant. Unfortunately, these surgeries have a reduced rate of success and create a need for more extensive rehabilitation and physical therapy than the initial surgery. An Arizona DePuy hip implant attorney can tell you about your options if have experienced problems with this device.

DePuy HipWhat Went Wrong with DePuy Hip Implants

The DePuy hip implant’s defects were the result of design flaws. For some patients, the implant would become loose from the bone, causing pain. For other patients, the implant would fracture or dislocate, creating discomfort and sometimes causing the ball and socket components to rub against each other and become damaged. If the DePuy’s components would rub against each other, metal particles were sometimes released into patients’ bodies and cause a build up of fluid around the joints. This may result in:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Damaged nerves, muscles and joints

The Risk of Failure

An astounding one out of every eight patients who received the DePuy ASR hip replacement had to undergo a second surgery. With these statistics, there is a good chance that you could be next, if your DePuy hip implant has not already failed. Sadly, the compensation provided by the DePuy and its parent company, k Johnson & Johnson, does not cover the cost of a revision surgery. The company also refuses to fund certain blood and diagnostic tests necessary to check for metal staining. Some of the costs associated with a second hip surgery include:

  • Surgery expenses
  • Rehabilitation fees
  • Medical and pain relief
  • Costs to have someone take care of you while you recover
  • Loss of income if unable to work for awhile (or ever again)
  • Cost of a nanny or maid to take care of your children/house while you are recovering
  • Cost to rent or buy additional devices to help you with your recovery (such as a specialized toilet seat, bath tub, cane, etc.)
  • Emotional and physical pain

If your DePuy hip implant is causing your problems, please contact one of our Arizona DePuy hip implant attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) today. Please call as soon as you can, so that you do jeopardize your right to collect compensation.