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Hip Implant Defects

Hip Implant Defects May Put Your Life at Risk

Hip implant defects can be debilitating, but they don't have to ruin your life. Recent recalls of hip replacement products include devices made by DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. (a division of Johnson & Johnson) and the Zimmer Durom Cup (an artificial hip component).

If you or someone you know has been injured due to a hip implant defect, don't hesitate to contact an experienced attorney. The Houston lawyers at Smith & Hassler know how to fight for the rights of hip implant defect victims. Let us put our years of experience and vast resources to work on your defective medical equipment case. Contact us today for a free consultation. Call 1-877-777-1529.

DePuy Hip Implant Recall

DePuy announced a recall of its hip implant devices in August 2010. The recall came after a high number of people using the product needed a second surgery, or revision surgery, due to product failure.

The following are the two DePuy hip implant products subject to recall:

  • DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System, which was introduced in 2003
  • DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System, which was introduced in 2004

Some patients who underwent hip implant surgery later experienced loosening of the implant, bone fractures around the device or dislocation of the implant's ball and socket. Hip implant patients are urged to visit their surgeons for an evaluation. You may need a scan or an X-ray of your hip. If a serious problem is detected, a second surgery may be required.

In some cases, metal shavings produced by the defective hip implant device have gotten into a patient's blood stream. This may lead to heart failure or dementia.

If you experienced any problems involving a defective DePuy hip implant, it's also important to contact an experienced attorney at Smith & Hassler right away. We are ready to listen to your concerns and discuss your legal options. A delay may affect your rights to compensation.

DePuy Hip Implant Facts

Some hip implant patients who received the ASR Hip Resurfacing System or the ASR XL Acetabular System needed corrective surgery, according to DePuy Orthopaedics.

While DePuy has announced the company is willing to cover some of your hip replacement defect costs, it's very important that you discuss your situation with an attorney before accepting any compensation. You may be entitled to additional compensation for your losses.

Zimmer Durom Cup Recall

Another defective hip replacement device is the Zimmer Durom Cup, a hip component that is inserted into people undergoing total hip replacement surgery. The Zimmer Cup (technically the Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component) was withdrawn from the market in 2008 because some patients required additional surgery after the unit failed to properly bond.

Contact a Hip Implant Defect Lawyer

At Smith & Hassler, our aggressive attorneys know the complexities of Texas law and how it relates to product liability cases. If you have been injured by a hip implant defect, you deserve justice. Contact a hip implant defect lawyer today for a free consultation. There is no obligation, and you don't pay us unless you win.