In Tennessee and all across the country and even the world, we have all heard reports about the Depuy hip implant recall and the millions of claims about them since the recall in August of 2010. Many people have experienced pain and problems and even needed additional surgery to fix or replace their implants. If you or someone you love have had pain or hip problems since your implant and think you may have a Depuy hip implant, you should talk to a Tennessee Depuy hip implant recall lawyer right away. They will hear your case and work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Online sources have reported that people that have received a defective Depuy hip implant may be allowed to file a Depuy hip implant recall lawsuit. These lawsuits could provide compensation for medical bills, lost wages, as well as for pain and suffering. The implants in the recall are the AS XL Acetabular System and the AS Hip Resurfacing systems which were recalled after they failed at an abnormal rate and put patients at risk of pain and the need for additional surgery. According to information from the recall, the implants were failing at a rate of twelve to thirteen percent in five years.
The Food and Drug Administration has also warned that patients who received the implants could suffer injuries due to the metal on metal design of the implants, including injuries to the soft tissue. According to the FDA when the metal components of the implant rub together, tiny metal ions could be released into a patient’s bloodstream and cause injuries to the heart, nervous system, and thyroid gland. If the Food and Drug administration determines that these designs are a possible high risk, many people could be at risk, including people that may not have experienced problems with their implant failure early on.
Reports just like this one have spread across the country and affected millions of people, including Tennessee residents. If you or someone you care about has experienced pain or problems in your health after having a hip implant and you think it may be part of the Depuy hip implant recall, then you should contact one of our experienced and compassionate Tennessee Depuy hip implant recall attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to see that you get the compensation you are entitled to for the suffering you have been through. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.