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Those suffering from serious physical joint damage or arthritis pain often turn to hip replacement orthopedic surgery to alleviate the pain they’re experiencing. The procedure is usually invasive and requires the replacement of the patient’s hip joint with a prosthetic implant. In the unfortunate chance these hip joint implants turn out to be poorly designed or defective, instead of improving the patient’s situation, they could potentially make it worse. Defective or poorly designed hip joint implants can cause the patient to experience significant pain, potential infection, difficulty walking, and other aliments after surgery. When these kind of results occur because the medical device manufacture’s oversight or negligence, a hip replacement product defect lawyer can provide those patients with the legal help they need to protect their rights and receive the compensation they rightfully deserve.
On August 26th of 2010, Johnson & Johnson, a trusted company, announced a recall of two medical devices released by DePuy Orthopedics, Johnson & Johnson’s artificial joint business; The ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR hip Resurfacing System. Instead of being designed and manufactured properly, they caused more harm than good for some after surgery; Some patients required a second hip replacement within 5 years of having received the first as a result of the implants prematurely failing. 13 percent of patients who received the acetabular system, and 12 percent of those who received the hip resurfacing system required a corrective surgery within the span of 5 years; This equates to 1 in 8 patients needing revision surgery, with women being more susceptible.
If you or someone you love has experienced significant pain, swelling, infection, difficulty walking, or another serious aliment as a result of a hip replacement that involved a Johnson & Johnson implant; you may be able to file a product liability claim with the help of a lawyer to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and for pain and suffering. Our lawyers are fully committed to helping those who have been adversely affected by defective or improperly designed Johnson & Johnson hip joint implants.
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