Our Michigan hip replacement lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are handling cases for patients suffering from complications having an ASR or Pinnacle DePuy hip replacement device implanted during hip replacement surgery. Patients with these DePuy Orthopaedics metal-on-metal hip replacement devices may need to have them removed due to defect issues with the parts.
Even though the FDA does not require premarket testing of hip implant devices, manufacturers are obligated to design and sell safe products to the public, as well as warn patients of any risks or dangers associated with their devices. When a patient suffers significant complications or injuries due to the defectiveness of DePuy Orthopaedic hip replacement implant, it can give rise to a lawsuit. The manufacturer is liable for the injuries suffered. These defective hip replacement lawsuits seek compensation for pain and suffering damages as well payment of medical expenses incurred due to the defective artificial limb device and cost of future surgeries if needed.
Sue DePuy For Defective Hip Replacement
DePuy Orthopaedic is a division of Johnson & Johnson. It has been developing hip replacement devices since the year of 2000. Some of their well-known hip replacement designs that had a high failure rate includes the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. All of these hip replacement devices were metal-on-metal hip replacements and caused significant complications to those patients who had the artificial limb device implanted. In fact, the two ASR systems the manufacturer designed were recalled in 2010 due to significant complications resulting.
Even though DePuy claims that ASR was tested for years before receiving regulatory clearance, evidence has proven that at the time of the recall of the metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, DePuy knew that serious complications was a possible side effect and that the devices were expected to fail.
Due to the fact the DePuy Orthopaedics failed to warn patients of the possible dangerous and defective nature of their metal-on-metal hip replacements, they may be held liable for those who suffer complications. Patients suffering significant injuries as a result of a DePuy hip replacement device do have legal right and may be able to sue DePuy for defective hip replacement device. The lawsuit would seek damages for their pain and suffering as well as any medical costs incurred and future surgeries if required due to the defective nature of the hip implant.
Complications After a DePuy Hip Replacement Implant
Symptoms that may indicate your hip replacement device is defective may include pain, difficulty walking, swelling, numbness and grinding/clicking/popping/squeaking. Metallosis, also known as metal poisoning, is one of the most dangerous complications of these hip implants and it occurs when metallic debris accumulates in the body’s soft tissue. Metallosis can then lead to neurotoxicity, cardiomyopathy, and hyperthyroidism.
Do You Have A Michigan DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one suffered serious complications after getting a DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement device implanted there may be legal ground to pursue a Michigan DePuy hip replacement lawsuit.
There are strict statute of limitations for filing a defective medical equipment hip replacement lawsuit against manufacturers. If you miss a deadline your case will be lost forever. It is important when choosing your lawyer for your DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement case that you choose an attorney that has significant experience representing patients injured by a defective medical device. We work directly with other national law firms to win the best settlement for our clients.
Contact Your Experienced Michigan DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyer
It is important that patients are fully aware of the potential association between the implantation of an ASR or Pinnacle hip replacement device manufactured by DePuy and serious complications, such as metallosis and osteolysis. Call our top rated defective medical device Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. legal team now at (800) 606-1717 if you suffer serious injuries or complications after getting a DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement implant.