The announcement that a product is being recalled is a move generally made as a precautionary measure to protect consumers. Most of the time these recalls require the person to return the product but it hasn’t been that easy for individuals that have learned of a recently issued artificial hip recall. In August of 2010 DePuy Orthopedics formally recalled their ASR hip resurfacing implant after just a few years on the market.
Shortly after DePuy released their implant, patients began reporting hip replacement problems that were being caused by a significantly higher amount of metal debris coming off the device than was expected. Compared to the average metal on metal artificial hip, the DePuy device was resulting in up to 100 times more debris, which then enters the patient’s bloodstream and can lead to metal poisoning. The hip replacement problems with the DePuy device have forced many patients to undergo an additional surgery to either fix the implant or install a completely new artificial hip.
Such a resolution, while necessary, is extremely disheartening to patients who had already gone through the ordeal of hip replacement surgery and had never expected they’d need to live through a similar procedure again, particularly such a short time later. Hip replacement lawsuits against DePuy have followed and the company is being forced to financially compensate these victims. The Law Offices of Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley, PC are representing these victims with their hip replacement lawsuits. The firm provides a free case review for individuals considering a DePuy lawsuit and can advise on appropriate legal action.
The Law Offices of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC is a Houston-based law firm who for decades has been representing plaintiffs in cases of personal injury, business and commercial matters, and contract law. This professional law firm has developed an impressive reputation for helping its clients to achieve appropriate compensation, and as a result of its efforts, the Law Offices of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley has achieved the highest rating (“AV”) awarded by the legal publication Martindale-Hubbell. For more information, please contact the Law Offices of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC directly, or feel free to visit http://www.chandlerlawoffices.com