WHEC.com recently announced a DePuy hip replacement recall lawsuit was filed by a man who required a second hip replacement surgery only a year and a half after the man received his hip replacement made by DePuy Orthopaedics. The man received a hip implant made of cobalt and chromium, but the metal rubbed together and the metal shavings made their way into his blood stream. He suffered from inflammation and muscle atrophy before receiving a letter informing him about the hip replacement product recall. The plaintiff’s DePuy hip recall lawyer said that the company wanted to continue to make money off of the hip implants as long as they could. As a result, a lot of people have received further injuries from the faulty hip implant and required multiple surgeries. More than 100,000 faulty hips were implanted worldwide. Accordingly, multiple DePuy hip product liability lawsuits are being filed across the country.
The hip replacement product recall was announced in August 2010 when DePuy Orthopaedics announced a voluntary recall of two hip replacement systems, the ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Replacement System. Studies involving the faulty hip implants found that many patients who received the DePuy hip implants suffer from pain, swelling, and difficulty walking in addition to other symptoms. Many have required revision surgery to correct painful issues with the implants. If you or a loved one received a DePuy hip implant and underwent further surgery or experienced other complications, contact an experienced products liability lawyer at Levin & Perconti at 877-374-1417 to discuss your legal options.
Read more about the DePuy product liability lawsuit at WHEC.com.