DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits Mounting
New lawsuits continue to be filed alleging serious complications from the DePuy ASR hip implant.
The metal-on-metal hip implant system was the target of a recall in August 2010 after research indicated that the mechanism had a 12-13 percent catastrophic failure rate in the first five years. Other studies have suggested the failure rate may actually be much higher, ranging from 25% to 50% in the first six years.
Patients who received the DePuy hip implant also had an increased risk for serious side effects, including severe pain and metal poisoning caused by the shedding of cobalt and chromium shavings as the metal components rubbed together.
Numerous federal lawsuits have already been filed against the hip implant’s manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. All of these lawsuits have since been consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL) with pretrial proceedings scheduled for hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. It is estimated that approximately 37,000 Americans received a DePuy hip implant prior to the product’s recall.
The lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopedics and Johnson & Johnson claim that the companies knowingly sold the product without warning patients of the potential risk for injury. No settlements have yet been offered in any of these cases, although it is speculated that both DePuy and Johnson & Johnson may wait to offer settlements until after the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit has passed. Each state has a different time limit for filing this type of litigation, typically spanning from one to three years.
The law firm of Nadrich & Cohen has been investigating claims stemming from DePuy hip implant complications since the ASR hips were first recalled in 2010. We specializing in helping patients who have experienced serious injuries as a result of a faulty hip replacement product.
If you or someone you love has experienced metal poisoning, severe pain or catastrophic failure of your DePuy ASR hip implant, you should not hesitate to contact our expert team of California product liability attorneys today. Our Injury Hotline is available 24 hours a day and we are eager to discuss your claim.
Contact us today at 1-800-722-0765 to speak with one of our DePuy hip implant litigation experts. We offer a free initial case evaluation and all cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning we never charge a fee unless we recover a money judgment on your behalf. Don’t wait another day to get the help you need to win your California DePuy hip implant injury lawsuit.