By now, many Tennessee residents as well as people across the country have heard about the Depuy recall because of a high risk of the hip implants failing many of the patients and the need to have more surgery to fix the problem. As a result of this recall and these problems, there have been several claims filed and lawsuits underway in Tennessee and across the country. If you or someone you care about has been experiencing problems with their implant, it is important that to speak with a doctor to determine if the implant was part of the Depuy recall. If so, you should talk to a Tennessee defective product lawyer right away. They can help you discuss your options as well as make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
A suggestion has been filed with the U.S. Judicial panel that handles cases that expand more than one district to combine all the Depuy recall claims and lawsuits into one court so that the cases can be matched together and heard before having to go to trial. This means that the cases would be matched according to similar problems, evidence, statements and other information as they relate to all the people filing claims because of the Depuy recall.
Some of the cases will go back to their initial district as lawsuits for each person that filed a claim, after all the matching information has been gathered by the one court. This allows people involved in the lawsuits as well as the judges more information and the opportunity to realize the importance of these cases. Most of these cases will get settled before a trial is needed and after the consolidations are over.
The Depuy implants were recalled due to a risk of them failing in the majority of the people who needed them. Many medical professionals think that this was the result of a faulty design and the need for a second surgery to fix the problem. This led to a massive recall of the 93,000 Depuy implants patients received over the last five years. If you or someone you love has suffered from pain and problems due to their Depuy implant, you should contact one of our Tennessee defective product attorneys immediately. We care about you and your case and will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to for what 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.