In what was the first of thousands of DePuy hip implant lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, a former prison guard was awarded $8.3 million on Friday for injuries he claims were caused by a defective hip implant, reports ABC News. … Read more
DePuy Hip Implants
DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson company, was the first orthopaedics company in the U.S. Founded in 1895, the company has grown to be a leader in orthopaedic devices and supplies, including hip, knee, extremity, cement and operating room products.
DePuy has produced several types of hip replacement systems, parts and components, including:
- AML® Total Hip System
- ASR™ XL Acetabular System
- ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System
- C-Stem™ AMT Total Hip System
- Corail® Total Hip System
- Pinnacle® Hip Solutions
- Prodigy® Total Hip System
- S-ROM® Modular Hip System
- Solution System® Total Hip System
- Summit® Basic Hip System
DePuy Hip Implant Recall
In August 2010, DePuy announced a voluntary recall of the ASR™ XL Acetabular System and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System, due to high failure rates. The Johnson & Johnson company issued the recall after discovering that a large number of the implants were failing prematurely.
Signs and symptoms of a failing hip implant include:
- Severe pain in the groin area
- Swelling in the groin, leg and/or lower back
- Difficulty walking or standing from a sitting position
- Popping or clicking sound when walking
When a hip implant fails prematurely, the patient will require revision surgery, which in many cases is more painful and debilitating than the initial surgery.
Contact a Hip Implant Lawyer
If your hip implant failed early, you might be eligible for compensation. Even if your implant was not recalled, you might qualify for compensation for the cost of revisions surgery as well as for the pain and suffering you've endured.
To find out if you qualify to file a claim against DePuy, contact a defective hip implant lawyer today.