Hurt By A Defective DePuy Hip Implant?
In 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., recalled several of its flagship hip implant products. Studies leading up to the recall found that the products had high failure rates, with as many as one in eight patients affected. Many patients are still living with the horrific consequences of these product failures.
At Ashenden & Associates, P.C., we are committed to helping victims of defective medical products pursue compensation for their suffering. Our Atlanta-based legal team has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of injury victims and their loved ones. If you’re looking for award-winning lawyers with decades of experience tackling tough personal injury cases – including defective medical products like DePuy hip implant cases – you have come to the right place.
How These Implants Cause Harm
The 2010 recalls involved the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System – a prosthetic hip implant used in hip replacement surgeries. Numerous problems have surfaced with these medical devices, including:
- Loosening of the implant
- Misalignment or dislocation of the implant
- Tissue death (necrosis) surrounding the implant
- Leeching of metal ions into the bloodstream (metallosis)
Patients affected by these complications may have to undergo multiple surgeries to remove the implant and heal the damage it caused. Many suffer long-term harm such as:
- Inability to walk
- Irreversible bone loss
- Nerve damage
- Stunted bone growth
- Cardiac and neurological complications from leeching metal ions
Patients frequently experience a severe deterioration in the quality of their life resulting from complications of a defective hip implant. They may also find themselves shouldering the significant financial toll of additional medical procedures to fix the damage. In cases where the complications become fatal, surviving family members may have a wrongful death claim against DePuy.
Don’t Rely On DePuy
Far too many patients sign paperwork from DePuy (or their doctor) without understanding what it means. In doing so, they may give up important legal rights – including the right to sue DePuy for compensation from the harm they have suffered.
Before signing any binding documents or accepting offers from DePuy, you owe it to yourself to talk with a lawyer. At Ashenden & Associates, P.C., our experienced personal injury attorneys can advise you of your options so you can make a wise decision. Unlike DePuy, we don’t have an agenda. Our only goal is to help victims of defective medical products get the full and fair compensation they deserve for the harm they have suffered.
Let Us Help During A Free Case Review
Learn more about how we can help you pursue financial recovery and accountability for a defective DePuy hip implant. To get started with a free initial consultation, call 770-676-1184 or reach out online.