DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Attorney for DePuy Claims
Did you or someone you love receive the DePuy ASP implant or the Pinnacle hip implant? Thousands have filed lawsuits against DePuy for injuries allegedly caused by defective implants. Many suffered the painful complications associated with an early failure rate. Some even needed subsequent surgeries to remediate the damage caused by these faulty hip implants. If this describes you, a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at our firm may be able to help. Martinian & Associates is prepared to take on cases for patients with DePuy hip implant lawsuits.
DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has already begun to pay millions of dollars to compensate patients who were injured by their defective hip implants.
The two major products in question are listed below:
DePuy had to recall its ASR XL metal-on-metal hip implants in 2010 due to an extremely high failure rate. The hip implants made their first appearance on the medical market in 2005 after the FDA gave Johnson & Johnson special approval to market the ASR implant without performing clinical trial tests. The 2010 recalls were for the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, specifically.
The DePuy pinnacle hip implant has not yet been recalled, but some patients who received the implant began to experience similar side effects to the ASR implant. You may be able to file a lawsuit against DePuy for a pinnacle hip implant injury if you had to undergo a revision surgery or have experienced excessive pain, metallosis or a related serious condition.
Thousands of patients throughout the nation currently have lawsuits pending against DePuy/Johnson & Johnson. Many of those have been combined into multidistrict litigation (MDL) in U.S. District Court such as the one currently in the Northern District of Ohio. If you received a Johnson & Johnson hip implant and have experienced an adverse side effect, please do not hesitate to contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at our firm as soon as possible.
Side Effects of the DePuy Hip Implants
The design defects associated with these hip implants have led to various adverse side effects. Some of the most common and simultaneously the most serious include:
- Metallosis (metal poisoning)
- Hip implant becoming dislocated
- Infection at the implant site
- Difficulty walking or overall painful movement
- Device failure requiring one or multiple revision surgeries
First, you should contact your doctor to discuss the side effects you are experiencing. Your doctor can inform you of the necessary treatment options. You may be unsure if you have a case, which is why we encourage you to contact Martinian & Associates today. We will evaluate your case and provide you with necessary legal counsel.
Contacting Our Los Angeles Injury Lawyers
We would like to hear from you if you or a loved one has been injured by a DePuy hip implant. Many people across the nation have already had successful claims. This is a type of product liability case, since the medical device in question (ASR) was recalled for being defective. Product manufacturers can be held responsible when their products directly or even indirectly lead to injury or death.
Learn more about a potential lawsuit. Contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at our law firm today.
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