DePuy Hip Implant
Defective DePuy Hip Implant
Hip implants are a common procedure for countless Americans. Yet, hundreds of thousands of patients have experienced complications with hip implants. Risky side effects rear their ugly heads. This prompted Johnson & Johnson to announce a full recall of the DePuy hip implant in 2010.
Although the recall was in place, many patients continue to suffer from complications. The reason? DePuy hip implants leave undetected fragments behind even after removal. These fragments move and damage other parts of the body.
Hip Implant Side Effects
Here are some common side effects and complications from the recalled DePuy implant:
- Degenerative heart disease
- Hip dislocation
- Death of important tissues
- Toxic poisoning in the bloodstream leading to a higher risk of cancer
- Hip implant failure
- Deficiency of hip implant
- Bone fractures
- Multiple hip replacement revisions
There are thousands of lawsuits filed against DePuy and Johnson & Johnson. This forced DePuy to pay $120 million to patients. Additionally, Johnson & Johnson paid $2.5 billion in a multi-state lawsuit. You can read more about it on Wikipedia.
Hip implant manufacturing companies must make their products in line with standard protocol. Where there is negligence, a defective prosthetic hip implant may result. Or, poor-quality materials create products that fail and break. The companies’ duty is to inspect and replace all faulty implants which may cause injury.
To file a lawsuit for negligence, a plaintiff must prove:
- Someone else had a duty of care to keep the victim out of harm’s way,
- That person breached their duty of care,
- That breach caused the victim’s injuries, and
- The extent of the injuries that the victim suffered
Consumers put their trust in medical products and manufacturers. When a product is defective and causes injury, the manufacturer is responsible. This is product liability. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer and seller to remedy the injury.
Remedy For Injury
Complications and side effects can happen after removing a defective DePuy hip implant. When a patient is injured, they have the legal right to file a lawsuit to seek compensation. An experienced product liability lawyer can provide the best outcome for your situation.
DePuy Hip Implant Lawyer
In Philadelphia and New Jersey, people trust Kane & Silverman. We have an experienced defective medical implant liability legal team.
If you or a loved one has complications or side effects due to a prosthetic hip implant, call today. Call or text us at 215-232-1000. Or, fill out our online form to schedule a free defective hip implant consultation.
We have offices in Philadelphia, PA and Marlton, NJ. All consultations are free. We never charge you legal fees unless we recover money for you.