ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits

Depuy Orthopedics is a manufacturer of hip implants. In 2003 and 2004, they created and distributed 2 particular models, the ASR XL Acetabular system and the ASR Hip Resurfacing system. Both of them are no longer being made or sold. In fact, in 2010, Depuy ordered an official recall of these medical products.

They both were causing a significant number of cases of harm and malfunction. Consequently, the legal community has gotten involved to help patients recoup costs for damages associated with these products. As more problems come to light, significant litigation and medical costs have affected the manufacturer.

Defects of the Depuy Hip Implants

The major problem with these hip products is their design. Through normal use, patients are becoming harmed by defective parts in their ASR hip system. What happens is a sort of friction between two metal parts in the implant. This stress releases tiny scrapings of metal into the patient’s body causing great pain.

In addition to pain, victims are suffering major inflammations, fractured bones as well as defective operation of the implant itself. Also, the little flakes of metal, which are cobalt and chromium ions, enter the bloodstream and can lead to blood poisoning. Often, the effects these implants have are so negative and severe that some patients have to opt for a second revisionary surgery.

The medical bills associated with these defective items are astronomical. If more surgery is required, then the costs are even higher. For many people who have gotten these implants, more medical expenses in the future has become the norm for those with defective ASR hip implants.

Legal Action

Fortunately, the law allows for those harmed by ASR implants to seek legal remedies in court. If you have an issue with these products, it is essential to contact an experienced attorney immediately. The law requires swift action on any cases of personal injury. Failure to do so often results in loss of claims due to passage of time.

The laws that govern this are called statutes of limitations and establish time limits for all ASR claims. Once the time limit has passed, the victim loses out on any possible or potential settlements. For this reason, it is important for victims to explore their legal options and rights as soon as they experience side effects or problems with their hip implant.

The medical bills that are a direct result of the ASR hip implant can be recovered in court. In addition, your lawyer will fight to get any loss of resources you may have suffered as a result of your defective hip implant, such as loss of wages due to missing work.

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"Thank you so much for taking the time to explain my rights and what to do about my second hip surgery, I am happy to report that I no longer have any hip joint problems after the revision procedure." Confidential Settlement J.F, Forth Worth, TX

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