Getting a hip replacement can be a painful and stressful experience, which might be even more serious than it already is, if you have a DuPuy hip replacement. The attorneys at Brown & Brown are here to help clients with DePuy hip cases in St. Louis and Fairview Heights. The frightening truth behind the DePuy hip cases has only recently been exposed, but it has been shown that Johnson & Johnson, responsible for the DePuy ASR hip replacements was aware of the medical risks associated with the particular medical device well before they issued a worldwide recall on them.
Patients who had an ASR DePuy hip between 2008 and 2010 have suffered a great deal more than what was necessary. The industry standard for failed hip replacements within the first five years is approximately 3%. Meanwhile, the DuPuy hip cases we are seeing show a failure rate of about 13%. That is a substantial difference.
What kinds of problems have patients run into with DePuy hip replacements that have led them into legal action?
The ASR can come loose, which can fracture the bone that the implant is in. This can also lead to the implanted ball and socket dislocating. This then causes severe swelling, pain, and difficulty walking. Some patients might also experience pseudo-tumors from the defective DePuy hip replacements. There is also the chance of patients suffering from aseptic lymphocyte-dominated vasculitis associated lesion, or ALVAL, which happens when the metal particles have shaved off of the hip replacement and entered the bloodstream.
If you have a DePuy Hip case, you need to work with an expert who is going to put your needs first. You need a trained legal team, who can make sure that you receive not only the medical treatment you require, but the compensation you deserve.
The dedicated team of caring professionals at Brown & Brown, Attorneys at Law can provide you with guidance and consultation regarding the DePuy hip cases, you your contact us in St. Louis and Fairview Heights today.
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