Depuy Knew for Three Years about Defective Hip Replacements

By now, many of us in Tennessee and all across the United States have heard the news about Depuy hip replacement recall. Some of us may even have friends or loved ones that have suffered because of the defective hips. Unfortunately, many of us may be unaware that this problem is not just in the United States. The defective products were recalled in Australia before even being marketed in the U.S. and the Depuy Company ignored many warnings about this product. If you or someone you know has been affected by the Depuy recall, then it is important that you speak to a Tennessee defective product lawyer as soon as possible. They will make sure you get the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you have been caused.
According to the Advertiser publication in Australia, health officials warned Depuy about the defective products seventeen different times. Stephen Graves a professor and director of the National Joint Replacement Registry in Australia stated that at least 17 different occasions” that there were concerns about the DePuy Hip system”.
Hip replacements on average have a life expectancy of up to twenty years. People who received the Depuy hip replacements before the recall, experienced problems after only a few years and in some cases, only months. Other sources state that the Depuy Company tried to place the blame on surgeons who, according to Depuy, failed to follow the installation instructions for the hip replacements. They also tried to place blame on patients, claiming that they were careless and negligent and contributed to their own injuries and problems with the hips.
Dr. Stephen Graves also states that, “It is a complete untruth that Depuy did not have reason to withdraw the ASR [hip replacement implant] before now. We have been telling them since 2007, but they allowed it to be used on thousands of people.”

Thousands of people, including Tennessee residents, have suffered because of these hip replacements due to Depuy failure to warn people and take action before now. If you or someone you love has suffered due to Depuy hip replacements, then we strongly encourage you to contact one of our experienced and caring Tennessee defective product attorneys right away. We care about you and your case and will work with you to see to it that you receive the compensation that is rightfully yours for all the pain and suffering you have been through.
Feel free to contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your case and your legal options.

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