Compensation Following a Hip Replacement Recall

Asheville, North Carolina

Hip replacement surgery is a serious ordeal that is performed in order to regain mobility and reduce the chronic pain associated with a debilitating hip injury. Unfortunately, there have been several hip replacement implants that have proven defective in recent years, causing patients who have received these implants to suffer additional pain following their surgery.

Several hip implant manufacturers have recalled their defective devices due to these safety concerns. Some of the largest hip implant recalls involved:

These devices have been found to fail at an earlier rate than should be expected, and they may result in dangerous conditions such as metallosis (blood poisoning caused by metal shavings from the implant).

Pursuing Compensation

Due to the dangers associated with these recalled hip implants, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages if one of these devices was used during your hip replacement surgery. The first step is to determine whether you have one of these recalled hip implant devices. The best way to find out is to contact your surgeon.

If one of these devices was used during your hip replacement surgery, you should contact our Asheville hip implant recall lawyers at once to ensure your rights are protected. If you have already suffered an injury due to one of these defective hip implants, you may be able to receive compensation for:

  • Additional revision procedures to remove and replace the defective hip implant
  • Other medical costs associated with your injury
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Even if you have not suffered any injuries from the defective hip implant, you may still be entitled to compensation. It is possible that your implant will fail in the future, requiring a revision procedure. Your hip surgeon can advise you as to the likelihood that this may happen. Regardless, our lawyers can advise you as to the best way to protect your rights in the event that your implant fails down the road.

Don’t Accept a Settlement without Consulting a Lawyer First

DePuy Orthopaedics has set up a claims program to reimburse victims for damages caused by their defective hip implants. While trying to settle your claim directly with DePuy may expedite the process, we advise you to speak to one of our hip implant recall lawyers before doing so. These claims programs may address your out-of-pocket costs, but they will not compensate you for non-economic damages associated with pain and suffering and medical negligence. By pursuing a legal claim against the medical device manufacturer, our lawyers can help you maximize the value of your compensation.

Please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates today to schedule your free hip implant recall consultation. We serve clients in Asheville, North Carolina.