DePuy’s Defective Hip Implants
The lawyers of Hersh & Hersh have litigated defective medical device cases for many years. Our clients hire our law firm to help them through the most challenging times in their lives. That is true when it comes to the serious legal and medical issues involved with litigating liability claims against the manufacturers of many defective medical devices and implants. We have litigated many important cases involving defective devices and implants, as well as surgical tools.Passionate Representation, Historic Results Contact Hersh & Hersh: 1-800-441-5545The DePuy Recall
The recent recall by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., of two of its ASR hip implant devices has, and will, pose terribly difficult challenges to those who are living with these implants. The company has formally recalled this defective device because they know that it is defective. Because it was implanted in nearly 95,000 patients over a period of four years (2005-2009) the impact of this recall is extremely significant.Devices Recalled and What it Means to Patients
Two DePuy hip implants were recalled: the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Among other problems, these hips have been shown to deposit dangerous levels of metal debris in patients' bodies and blood streams, which results in high levels of metals such as chromium and cobalt, among others. This process occurs because of the ASR's metal-on-metal design and the friction this creates.
Many patients who were implanted with these devices will need to undergo another surgery to remove the defective devices and replace them with another hip implant. Many of these patients are elderly and will have a difficult time with a second major surgery that is made necessary because the ASR implants are defective.
Patients have experienced pain, hip popping, difficulty walking and many other symptoms. The manufacturer will not compensate patients at the level needed for their long-term care, additional surgeries, lost wages and/or emotional distress - to ensure you are fully compensated you need the support of experience defective medical device lawyers.Get Help From Hersh & Hersh
If you have been implanted with a DePuy hip and are experiencing symptoms contact our law firm immediately. If you have not yet experienced symptoms, but would like to know your rights Hersh & Hersh can help. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with an attorney experienced in defective medical device litigation.
We have nearly 40 years of experience in defective medical device litigation. When the maker of a medical device knowingly or negligently allows a defective product to harm you, we pursue the maximum possible financial compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and other damages.
From offices in San Francisco, California, the lawyers of Hersh & Hersh represent clients injured by defective medical implants and defective medical devices throughout the nation.