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Depuy Hip Replacements

Over time the FDA has issued recalls for many different prescription medications and medical devices. Recently this includes the DePuy Hip Replacement System. The DePuy System has been widely used since 2003, but has unfortunately caused significant problems for patients. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, there are several current lawsuits related to the DuPuy System.

The first product under scrutiny is the DePuy ASR System, a product that is primarily used for hip resurfacing. The second product covered under the recall is the DuPuy xl Acetabular System. Each of these systems has had reports of serious malfunctions that have caused patients to require further surgery. Now known as bad implants, these products have caused tremendous pain, suffering, and significant costs for the patient related to the additional medical procedures and hospital stays.

Some symptoms have included:

  • Pain
  • Local Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Changes in Ability to Walk
  • Skin Rash
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Metallosis/ Blood Poisoning
  • Neurological changes such as auditory or visual impairments

In most of these cases, Johnson & Johnson is choosing to settle out of court. The size of the settlement depended on the level of suffering the patient endured, along with the direct financial burden related to the bad implant.

To date, only 10% of all patients who received a DePuy hip replacement have required additional surgery. Yet more patients are coming forward every day.

f you received a DePuy Hip Replacement and have experienced problems, call Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys today at 1-800-229-7989.

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