DePuy is one of the largest artificial joint manufacturers in the world. Although many DePuy products have enhanced the lives of some patients, the company has been the focus of thousands of lawsuits by patients who have serious problems associated with its hip replacement devices. The National Joint Registry of England and Wales released a study that indicated between 12 percent and 13 percent of patients who received an ASR resurfacing device or ASR total hip replacement required a second corrective surgery.
The following side effects have been reported by patients who have reported a failed initial hip replacement surgery:
- Cobalt poisoning
- Chromium poisoning
- Implant metallosis, which is metal poisoning of the soft tissue surrounding the implant, can have serious and dangerous consequences.
At McDivitt Law Firm, we feel that you deserve information that may be relevant to your rights as a consumer. We want to alert you to a potential claim regarding this medication that you or someone you know may have been prescribed.
We may be able to help you if:
- You have experienced pain or discomfort related to your hip replacement surgery.
- You have suffered from implant metallosis as a result of hip replacement surgery.
If you or someone you know has received a hip replacement with a DePuy product and been affected by the health risks listed above, please contact us for a confidential case evaluation.