DePuy Offers to Replace Defective Hip Implant: Accommodation or Cover-Up


March 30, 2011

It seems inconceivable that a company that produces a medical device that is implanted inside the human body and knows that it has dangerous risks would continue to market the product. However, there is growing evidence that there were concerns about the dangers associated with the DePuy ASR Hip Implant for some time. Now, DePuy is offering to replace the defective hip implants, which have an astounding failure rate of 13 percent.

The company is asking doctors that perform the surgery to obtain signatures of patients who have the hip replaced permitting DePuy to keep the defective medical device. Hopefully, consumers are not fooled by this callous tactic. The hip implants have been found to detach and/or loosen and cause muscle, soft tissue damage and bone fractures.

If that had been in the marketing brochure, it is doubtful many would have had the medical devices implanted. If you received a defective DePuy ASR Hip Implant you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, represents those injured by defective medical products. We aggressively pursue the best interests of our clients so that we can obtain the best possible outcome.

If you or someone you love received a DePuy ASR Hip Implant and is suffering persistent pain, lack of mobility or other serious side effects or had to undergo painful reversionary surgery, you may be entitled to money damages. This compensation goes far beyond what DePuy is offering to many consumers who received the defective medical device. In a sense, DePuy is treating the defective medical device like it is a defective electric toothbrush that only needs to be brought back to the store for a full refund. However, replacing the defective hip implant will not compensate a victim for the loss associated with a second painful hip surgery.

Most companies provide a money back guarantee and allow you to return or exchange their defective product. DePuy has made the same offer but has refused to acknowledge the additional costs associated with taking additional time off work to have the defective hip implant replaced, the pain and suffering associated with a second reversionary surgery or the medical risk associated with having to undergo another surgery. These are real costs that can only be compensated by pursuing a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective hip implant. According to recently released data, thirteen percent of the 93,000 patients who received the implants will need painful reversionary surgery. If you received a DePuy ASR Hip Implant and are suffering pain, apparent dislocation or lack of mobility, this may be the sign of a serious problem.

If you are suffering any of these adverse physical symptoms, you should contact an experienced Georgia defective medical device attorney who can advise you regarding your rights and legal options. A product liability lawsuit for injuries suffered from a defective medical device is governed by strict time limits so you should seek immediate legal advice.

While DePuy may be offering to replace the defective medical device, this is woefully inadequate. This will not compensate you for the additional painful surgical procedure and recovery and other loss associated with a second unnecessary surgery. The defective medical device attorneys at Montlick and Associates will provide a free consultation to evaluate your claim. Our experienced defective medical device attorneys zealously pursue the best interests of our clients as part of our goal to be known as the top personal injury law firm in Georgia.

Our experienced Georgia defective medical products lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Personal Injury

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