Fort Myers Medical Device Lawyer Helping DePuy Hip Implant Victims Obtain Compensation
If you, or someone you know, have a DePuy Hip Implant, you may be entitled to compensation. DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has publicly announced the recall of certain hip implant devices. Many hip implant experts believe the DePuy ASR Hip Implant was improperly designed. The problems associated with the DePuy ASR Hip Implants are numerous and can result in painful ongoing health problems for patients. Fortunately, victims have a right to seek legal help, and Fort Myers medical device lawyer Randall L. Spivey is ready to fight for you.
The Negative Side Effects of DePuy Hip Implants
For many patients who received a DePuy Hip Implant, several side effects may ensue. Some will experience Metallosis, or a poisoning of the blood and tissue surrounding the DePuy Hip Implant, resulting in significant tissue death, scarring, and blood poisoning. Metallosis is an ongoing process occurring over days, months and years. The DePuy Hip Implant results in an increase in the body's natural levels of Cobalt and Chromium. The design of the DePuy Hip Implant results in a high amount of wear between the artificial metal ball and the artificial metal cup. Metallosis can also result in weakness and deterioration of the bones, resulting in additional loosening of the DePuy Hip Implant device.
Several patients with the DePuy Hip Implant will eventually need to have their DePuy Hip Implant removed and a new implant device will have to be implanted. In addition, there are many increased complications associated with undergoing a second hip replacement surgery, including an increased failure rate, an increased rate of surgical complications including infection, and a decrease in the expected life of the new hip device before failure.
Actions Taken Against DePuy Orthopedics, Inc.
Many lawsuits have already been filed against DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. across the United States. DePuy has initiated a national campaign to attempt to pay doctors to remove the defective hip implant devices and return them to DePuy as opposed to allowing the patient to keep the defective device. DePuy is also requesting that patients sign a medical authorization allowing DePuy to access patients' healthcare records. It is important for anyone that has a DePuy Hip Implant to protect their rights and contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., even if they are not having any symptoms at this time.
DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. may be held responsible for compensation for: reimbursement of medical expenses; payment of future medical expenses for future revision surgery, medical monitoring of Metallosis, nursing home care, life care costs; pain and suffering; lost wages and/or future loss of earning capacity; and punitive damages.
Contact an Experienced Fort Myers Medical Device Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one suffered injuries after a DePuy Hip Implant, experienced Fort Myers medical device lawyer Randall Spivey can help you recover your rightful damages. Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. is ready to assist you right now. Call our office at (888) 477-4839 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, all of Lee County and Collier County, as well as Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. There are no fees or costs unless you recover monetary damages.
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Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. reports that Stryker Orthopedics abruptly recalled the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems on July 4, 2012.