DePuy Hip Replacements Attorneys
DePuy hip replacements have generated a significant number of lawsuits. There is a reason for this; there have been numerous complaints to the FDA since the device was introduced in 2005, and the company reports that approximately 12 percent of patients required revision surgery after implantation. To speak to an Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco DePuy hip replacement attorney call 415.433.4440 or email us today.
Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco Depuy Hip Replacement Lawyers
Evidence suggests that the hip replacement, known as the DePuy ASR, is prone to early failure. Explanations for this include metal fatigue, wearing away of metal, design flaws and shedding metal into tissue surrounding the replacement. In the summer of 2010, DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, recalled two versions of the medical device, the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, and the ASR XL Acetabular system.
Symptoms of Hip Replacement Failure
People whose hip replacement may be failing should be alerted to symptoms such as:
- Pain in the hip, thigh or groin
- Pain when walking
- Pain when rising from a chair
- Pain when bearing weight on the joint
These and other complaints occur at a higher rate than expected in patients who have a DePuy hip replacement device implanted.
Medical Device Products Liability
People who had to undergo second surgeries to remove the artificial hip and people who became ill or disabled because of the device need to consult a knowledgeable attorney with experience in medical device products liability cases. At the San Francisco law office of Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., our founding attorney is especially well-prepared to handle these cases. Trained as a scientist before becoming a lawyer, Mary Alexander understands the issues involved and uses her knowledge and experience to help clients obtain compensation for their injuries.
Although DePuy hip replacements have been recalled, thousands are still implanted in patients across the United States. People who have been told that their implanted DePuy device is failing should consult an attorney who can help them weigh their options. Our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco lawyers spend the time needed to get to know our clients’ stories. They stand ready to help them choose strategies that can help them obtain the compensation they need.
Contacting a DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyer
Contact us online or call 415.433.4440 to get the assistance of an Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco DePuy hip replacement lawyer today to learn about your eligibility for a lawsuit against the manufacturer of this medical device.