DePuy Hip Implant recipients need to know their legal rights when it comes to the recalled hip implants they have.
The DePuy Hip Implant Problems:
Loosening Misalignment Fracturing
Common Symptoms of Defective Hip Implant:
Difficulty standing or walking Crunching and popping noises from the hip area Limping or favoring one leg Hip fracture or dislocation Fatigue Tissue inflammation & infection in the hip area Pain in the hip area
Hip Implant Timeline:
In 2003, DePuy began marketing these hip implants as the Rolls Royce of implants.
In 2005, the medical literature began discussing the problems with metal on metal implants.
In 2007 & 2008, DePuy began to recognize the problems with the product in Australia and pulled the product from the Australian markets.
In late 2009 & Early 2010, DePuy began a silent recall to reduce the sale of these implants and remove inventory from the market.
In March 2010, DePuy issued Urgent Field Safety Notices about the hip implants.
In July 2010, the Depuy ASR 100 and ASR 300 Hip Implants were recalled.
In August 2010, physicians were notified of the recalls.
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