If you have suffered serious problems after your DePuy Orthopedics hip replacement or implant you may be entitled to damages. Isaacs & Isaacs has recovered over $700,000,000 in damages for our clients. You may have seen our TV ad in Kentucky, Ohio or Indiana. We are here to help you any time of the day and night. Call 800-800-8888 immediately to speak to an experienced DePuy Hip lawyer.
What is a DuPuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
DePuy Orthopedics designed metal-on-metal hip replacements and other hip implants for younger patients who want to stay more active. The theory was that metal is more durable so it could withstand more use. However, the implants and hip replacement systems have caused serious problems for thousands of patients.
The Pinnacle and the ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement Systems, the Acetabular Hip Resurfacing, and the Metal-on-Metal cup liners have caused:
- Metal shavings in surrounding tissue
- Metal poisoning in the blood
- Broken Bones
- Nerve/muscle damage
Along with the above problems, the replacement/implants have failed prematurely, after five years instead of the average fifteen, causing patients:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages due to inability to work
Among Other Problems
Because DePuy, a division of Johnson and Johnson, did not recall all of the defective medical devices, patients have filed lawsuits to recover damages against Johnston & Johnson. Recently a Texas jury awarded five plaintiffs $130 million dollars in compensatory damages for pain and financial loss, and $360 million in punitive damages (to punish wrongdoers and discourage future misconduct).
DePuy Hip Recall
Johnson and Johnson Depuy recalled the Pinnacle in 2010. DePuy discontinued but did not recall other defective systems. DePuy has refused to admit that the devices are dangerous and have caused serious injury to patients. Instead, the company stated that lagging sales, not a danger to patients as the reason they discontinued some devices. They finally quit making the Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) in 2015.
How a DePuy Hip Law Firm Can Help
Johnston & Johnston has set aside over 2 billion dollars to settle lawsuits related to its various defective hip devices worldwide. If you are suffering pain and/or worse after having hip surgery using a DePuy product, the company responsible may offer you money to settle your claim. What you should remember is that the offer might not cover the full amount you are entitled to, and certainly will not cover punitive damages because a company that will not admit wrongdoing is not likely to punish itself, no matter how much suffering victims endure.
Current problems with DePuy Hip implants and replacement systems have only surfaced in recent years. Other problems could surface in the future, causing you more suffering and expense. An experienced DePuy lawsuit attorney will know what to look for when investigating your claim. By talking to a lawyer before dealing with DePuy, you can be assured of recovering maximum damages for all the pain and suffering you’ve endured to date and any future suffering you might expect.
Call the DePuy Hip Lawsuit attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs
Isaacs & Isaacs DePuy attorneys have the experience and skill to recover maximum damages for your case. We understand the pain, suffering, financial damages and loss a hip surgery gone bad cause. We believe that you should not have to worry about money while you undergo surgery(s) to fix the physical harm DePuy Orthopaedics has caused you. You shouldn’t have to worry about finances during the slow, difficult path to recovery and wholeness.
We won’t get paid until you do. We will represent your case on a contingency fee basis. You can call Isaacs & Isaacs anytime of the day or night at 800-800-8888 for a free case evaluation. Let us worry about the money while you focus on healing.