Patients who have experienced problems with an artificial hip replacement manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Speaking with an experienced DePuy lawyer is the first step in determining whether you qualify to file a case and receive a settlement for your injuries.
DePuy recalled its ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System implants in August 2010 after reports emerged that the devices were more likely to fail prematurely than other hip replacements. Data reported by the Food and Drug Administration found that about 13% of DePuy ASR patients required surgery to replace the device within five years.
According to a report by Forbes Magazine, more than 3,500 patients had already filed lawsuits against DePuy as of December 2011. Attorneys involved with these cases have predicted that DePuy’s total liability in the ASR hip replacement lawsuits may eventually reach $5 billion.
Although thousands of DePuy hip replacement lawsuits have already been filed, a 2012 report by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) stated that hundreds of thousands of additional DePuy patients may have received failing hip replacements. Lawyers involved with the DePuy litigation believe that the number of lawsuits filed by DePuy users will continue to grow as these patients begin to experience problems with their hip replacements.
If you or a loved one have experienced problems with a DePuy hip replacement, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to find out if you qualify for a lawsuit. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.