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Many individuals suffer from defective hip implants. Hip replacement surgery is a life event that can have a major impact on the patient's life, even when the procedure goes according to plan. The recovery process lasts between six to twelve months and can be difficult and painful. Patients will have to put in hard work to obtain their previous full range of motion. If however, something goes wrong, the process will have to be repeated. Defective hip implants can lead to many serious problems.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a defective hip replacement, it is important to speak with a Springfield medical malpractice attorney from our firm.
DePuy Hip Replacement
In 2010, a recall was issued for Johnson & Johnson's DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing medical devices. The medical products are implanted in patients throughout the country but have been failing and causing a substantial number of injuries. These products were incorrectly manufactured. It was made with harmful ions that when released, cause serious damage to the surrounding tissue. This causes expansions that are similar to tumors. Over time, these expansions in the tissue dissolve the nearby bones. These devices began selling in 2001 and therefore, around 10,000 will have to be recalled. If you have received a defective hip replacement, our firm can help you obtain compensation for the damage that has been performed.
Possible Injuries from Defective Hip Replacements
Defective hip replacement victims can experience a variety of problems and injuries, such as:
- Fracture of the hip bone
- Dislocation of the implant
- Extreme pain
- Hip swelling
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty standing
It is possible to have to begin the process over again, and n general, the recovery process from a revision surgery is often much more painful and will take longer than the typical healing process. At A Good Law Firm, we can help you obtain just compensation for your injuries. You may be entitled to receive damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and a decrease in the quality of life.
Representing Hip Replacement Victims in Springfield
At A Good Law Firm, we have served many injured victims and are confident in our ability to help you! We serve injured clients throughout Springfield, Massachusetts and provide aggressive representation to all those who have been harmed by a defective hip replacement. We can help you pursue damages for the inconvenience this situation has caused. The cases that we handle are far reaching because we understand that a variety of circumstances can take place to cause damage to the individual who has obtained a damaged hip replacement. You may be feeling emotional and physical pain and will have to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost income and other damages.
If you want to file a defective product liability claim, you can fight for compensation for the damages from a defective hip replacement device. As a result of the defect in the design or defect in the manufacturing process, you may experience a variety of symptoms and this is an inconvenience in your life that was caused by negligence. There is a statute of limitations for filing a claim for a defective product such as this. For that reason, it is important to take immediate action. Our legal team at A Good Law Firm can help you pursue your best interest. We work hard to try to ensure you receive a fair amount compensation. Through a detailed investigation, we can identify the liable party.