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Depuy Hip Surgery

Are you one of the many Americans who have suffered serious side effects after having Depuy hip surgery?

Like one of these people you are probably also thinking about filing a lawsuit to claim compensation for the damage the Depuy hip surgery did to you. So exactly how you go about claiming? Well, you are going to need a good Depuy hip surgery lawyer.

First of all, let us have a look at just what side effects people who went through Depuy hip surgery suffered. Some of the people who have suffered hip failure after having one of the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular systems or DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing systems implanted experienced the following symptoms:

  • Hip pain
  • Thigh or groin pain
  • Pain when walking
  • Pain when standing up
  • Pain bearing weight
  • Swelling

When failure of the DePuy hip system occurs after Depuy hip surgery, the system can deposit small pieces of toxic metal into the patient’s bloodstream. This may lead to reactions in the tissue to these metals, known as aseptic lymphocyte-dominated vasculitis associated lesion. Pseudotumors can also form on the tissue. Other side effects of Depuy hip surgery include the Depuy hip device becoming loose, dislocating, or fracturing the bone around the implant.

As you can see, the side effects of Depuy hip surgery are very serious and can potentially impact that person’s life forever. That is why you need to contact a Depuy hip surgery lawyer immediately. But, even worse is the fact that Depuy knew that their replacement hips were faulty.

Here is a brief look at the case so far:

  • The course of events suggest Depuy manufacturer Depuy Orthopaedics, owned by parent company Johnson & Johnson, were aware for some time that the systems were defective.
  • The Depuy hip products were given 510(k) clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005, which meant they did not have to go through the usual clinical trials.
  • Depuy sent a letter to doctors in 2006 warning that replacement hip failure was very likely in some patients, such as women and patients with weak bones, after Depuy hip surgery.
  • By 2008 the FDA had received 400 complaints relating to Depuy hip surgery and failure of the Depuy hip products. The number of complaints is now well over 1000.
  • A report conducted in 2008 found genetic damage in patients who had experienced replacement hip failure after Depuy hip surgery. Around 13% of patients required a second surgery after Depuy hip surgery.
  • The devices were voluntarily recalled in Australia in 2009 when a report by the Australian Medical Device Registry showed a high rate of replacement hip failure after Depuy hip surgery. Depuy attributed the recall to poor sales in Australia.
  • Despite this, worldwide recall of the Depuy systems did not occur until August 2010. More than 93,000 Depuy hip surgeries have been performed worldwide since the Depuy products were first released.

If these actions have affected you then you can see why filing a Depuy hip surgery lawsuit must be your next course of action.

How to file a Depuy hip surgery lawsuit

The first thing you want to do is find a Depuy hip surgery lawyer. When seeking a lawyer, look for medical malpractice attorneys who have a good understanding of the situation and of Depuy hip surgery lawsuits filed so far. Being a relatively new issue, not all Depuy hip surgery lawyers have filed a string of Depuy lawsuits.

So look for someone who knows medical malpractice law inside out and who is well-versed and up to date with all the latest happenings regarding Depuy hip surgery. If you can find a Depuy hip surgery lawyer knowledgeable of the issue and competent in their field then you will be able to go through the process of filing a Depuy hip surgery lawsuit alongside your lawyer.

What happens once you have a Depuy hip surgery lawyer?

Once you feel that you have a capable and competent Depuy hip surgery lawyer by your side you can go through the process of providing the relevant information to your lawyer so that they can begin researching and investigating your case. Be sure to tell the Depuy hip surgery lawyer everything you know about the case so that they are fully informed and will not be hearing new information from the defense when it comes to facing them in court.

It is also a good idea to discuss with your Depuy hip surgery lawyer if you prefer your case to be settled or if you are happy with it going to trial. This will affect the way your Depuy hip surgery lawyer pursues your case. Also be sure to find a Depuy hip surgery lawyer who is experienced in both settlement law and trial law for whichever course your case takes.

Choose a Depuy hip surgery lawyer at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. if you want the best chance of success

The Depuy hip surgery lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. are very experienced in medical malpractice law, with 17 years as a personal injury law firm. We have managed to achieve many successful outcomes for our clients, as you can see in the verdicts and settlements section of our website.

We are also fully qualified in settlement law and trial law, and more than capable of achieving a win. All of this combined Means our Depuy hip surgery lawyers offer the best chance not only of achieving success but also of having a smoother ride through the court system, as we know what we are doing.

Our Depuy hip surgery lawyers also work on a contingency fee basis and offer emotional support through a professional counselor. They also use special trial preparation techniques. But find out more about these services and about how our attorneys can help you back on your feet after Depuy hip surgery in this article entitled Depuy Hip Surgery Lawyers.

Alternatively, feel free to contact Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. directly and arrange to set up a private consultation with one of our Depuy hip surgery lawyers for free. Give us a call at (816) 842-1515.

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