Defective Hip Implants: DePuy & Stryker
Patients suffering with defective hip implants are finally getting their day in court. Manufacturer of DePuy ASR implants, Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2.5 billion to settle nearly 8,000 current lawsuits with more on the way. Lawsuits also filed for injury suffered with Stryker Orthopaedics hip implants.
Patients with defective medical devices from across the United States who are experiencing the following may have one of the recalled, problematic or defective hip implants and are urged to contact our Harman Law Firm medical device product liability attorneys at (404) 554-0777:
- loss of mobility
- elevated levels of metals in their bloodstream
- metal shavings in the blood stream
- necrotic (dying) tissue around the implant
- an additional hip replacement
Manufacturers and models in litigation or under investigation, mostly “metal on metal” or “titanium” implants:
- DePuy (Johnson & Johnson) – ASR TM XL Acetabular System
- Stryker – Rejuvenate® Modular Hip Implant
- Smith & Nephew – R3◊ Metal Liners of the R3◊ Acetabular System
- Biomet – M2a TM Magnum Hip
- Zimmer – Dorum® Acetabular Component
If you are not sure if your implant is one of these models, you may be able to find out by consulting the wallet card given to patients to show at airport security metal detection.
Our lawyers frequently work with doctors during this process to determine which device a patient has, gather the appropriate medical records to build a case, and most importantly, seek compensation for the patient’s needs both physical and financial.
You may have received a recall letter from the implant manufacturer, offering to cover your medical costs, revision transplant, or other expenses. Without a lawyer representing you, the manufacturer may not provide the compensation you deserve, taking into account lifelong expenses, lost wages, and diminished lifestyle.
There may be a time limit to file a claim.
The Harman Law Firm represents clients across the country who have been injured by dangerous and defective drugs and medical devices.