As of late, there have been a variety of accounts regarding medical issues in relation to faulty hip replacements. Serious side effects have become prominent following the surgery for hip replacement mechanisms. Because of the escalating number of cases, the manufacturer of these products have issued a recall. If you have received a hip implant from Johnson and Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics, you could be at risk of developing serious side affects. There have been a steady increase of lawsuits, liability claims, and DePuy hip class action suits due to these mechanisms since the recall in August.
If you or someone you know has recently undergone hip replacement surgery, and has received an implant from DePuy, you should be aware of the side affects that are related to a faulty mechanism. In many cases, individuals have reported severe pain, infection, inflammation and swelling, and damage caused to the tissue and bone in the immediate area. These side affects are often due to the critical flaw in the implant’s design, that causes metal to grind against metal, and produce debris inside the patient. As a result, these toxic particles prevent the mechanism from correctly growing into the bone, and in turn causes the body to reject the implant. Because the affects are so intense, some cases have been forced to have the implant removed, leaving them with the inability to walk while waiting for a replacement.
If these symptoms are familiar to you, you are in your legal right to pursue action and receive compensation due to this recalled implant. Many individuals just like you have suffered, regarding both their health, and their finances.