Depuy Hip Implants Attorneys Jacksonville
FDA Recall, Warning or Action: The FDA has forced DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. to recall another line of artificial joint implants including hip implants.
When a manufacturer’s interest in capital gains is placed ahead of thorough testing during R&D, the consumer’s well-being is often at risk. We monitor active cases and favorable rulings issued by the courts for claims related to dangerous products and defective medical device manufacturers. Most of the time, the problem comes from the medical company’s failure to explain contraindicated situations, provide accurate warnings, or to disclose documented side effects or negative patient outcomes.
Side Effects of Depuy Hip Implants Use
In a hip implant procedure, the acetabular cup is used to replace your natural socket called the acetabulum. The acetabular cup is made up of a shell and liner. The femoral head replaces the natural head of the femur and attaches to the stem. The bearing surface is where the ball and liner meet and can be where different combinations of materials such as ceramic, metal, and cross-linked polyethylene are used. Possible negative outcomes or harmful effects include:
- Metal Poisoning of the Blood
- Failure of Implant Within a Few Years
- Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer
- Increased Risk of Kidney Cancer
NOTE: Over 8000 patients have filed lawsuits against DePuy due to their harmful hip implants.
Investigating a dangerous drug or failed medical device lawsuit can be a complex process. Our personal injury attorneys can settle with the big insurance companies or present your claim before the court if negotiations fail. If you lost a loved one or suffered severe injuries due to a dangerous or defective medical product, contact us at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111 for a FREE initial consultation.