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.
If you or a loved one has one of these dangerous Depuy recalled hip implants, you should have received a legal notice about the recall and informing you of how to protect your legal rights. If you have received a legal notice about the recall or if you did not receive a legal notice of the recall and think you may be affected by a bad or defective hip implant, you should know what your options and rights are. You will likely need to have this hip implant surgically replaced. Know the costs and problems you are about to face.
For more information on the DePuy Hip Implant recall, and your legal rights related to this matter, contact the Ackerson Law Offices and Kentucky recall attorney Brent T. Ackerson at (502) 882-5176 or by clicking here. Know your legal rights and legal options with regards to your defective hip implant.