DePuy Hip Implant Attorney in Florida - Find Out How an Experienced Lawyer Can Help
As the population gets older in Florida and across the United States, the demand for hip implants is steadily increasing. Many can experience increased quality of life and reduced pain after their hip replacement surgery. Unfortunately, certain metal-on-metal hip replacement systems have failed not long after surgery. In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. announced a recall of two products: DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System (a total hip replacement system) and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System (a partial hip replacement).
The recall was announced after a significantly high number of the hip implants failed soon after surgery, forcing victims to endure debilitating pain and requiring multiple surgeries. Metal-on-metal hip implants proved to be particularly harmful, with loose components easily damaging bone. In addition, metal fragments have been detected in the bodies of some patients, putting people at risk of a serious condition known as metallosis. Other potentially dangerous metal-on-metal devices include Stryker hip implants and Zimmer Durom cups.
Signs of a defective DePuy hip implant
Patients who received hip implants during or after July 2003 might be using a potentially dangerous or defective DePuy ASR hip device. If you or a loved one received surgery during or after this time period, contact an experienced DePuy hip implant attorney immediately to discuss your legal rights. Contact experienced Florida DePuy hip recall lawyer Jeffrey D. DeCarlo today.
According to statistics, one in eight patients who received a DePuy ASR hip implant needed a second surgery within five years. Symptoms of a failing DePuy hip implant include:
- Hip pain
- Loosening of hip device
- Loss of mobility
- Metal contamination
Contact an experienced hip replacement lawsuit attorney in Florida today
It can be hard knowing what to do after a device's failure. Not only might you find yourself in severe pain and requiring surgery. You might also find yourself coping with lost wages from missing work and mounting medical fees. Defective DePuy hip implants can cause serious injuries and demand legal representation from an experienced defective medical device lawyer in Florida. Contact the Law Office of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A. immediately. You could be entitled to compensation. Jeffrey DeCarlo leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of justice for his clients. He knows how to find the evidence to support your claim and, if necessary, will consult with the top medical experts.
A member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for lawyers who have helped clients recover millions of dollars, Jeffrey DeCarlo isn't afraid to take on big pharmaceutical companies who may try to shift the blame. Jeffrey DeCarlo isn't afraid to play hardball with insurance representatives who might offer a "low ball" settlement that doesn't begin to cover the cost of your injuries. Take a stand. Contact the Law Office of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A., at (305) 572-0065 or contact us online for a free case consultation. You only pay us fees if we obtain a recovery in your case.