Have you had hip replacement surgery, only to find that you’re experiencing even more pain and discomfort now than you were before the procedure?
Even worse, did you go through the painful hip implant process only to require a revision surgery to correct more problems?
If so, you may be one of over 12 percent of patients with recalled DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL Acetabular System or ASR Hip Resurfacing Platform. Many people didn’t respond well to the initial surgery involving these implants, resulting in serious complications and more surgery.
If you’ve been the victim of a defective DePuy hip implant, contact our law firm today. We can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Side Effects of Recalled DePuy Hip Implants
Recalled hip implants made by DePuy Orthopaedics, a company owned by Johnson & Johnson, may result in:
* Pain at surgery site
* Hip swelling
* Crunching noises
* Dislocation of the implant
* Limping and difficulty walking
* Fatigue and loss of energy
* A bone fracture near the implant
* High levels of metal in the blood (cobalt and/or chromium)
Some of the above side effects may be caused by a “loosening” of the hip implant, which can result in severe damage to your other hip, as well as your femur. Other side effects may be the results of metallosis, which can lead to cancer and muscle death.
While many of the above symptoms are common right after a hip implant surgery, something may be wrong with your DePuy hip if these conditions continue or return.
“What’s a Revision Surgery?”
A revision surgery is a corrective procedure required to help you if your body reacts to your DePuy hip implant for an extended period of time.
The DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing Platform were both recalled due to the fact that they may require revision surgeries.
If you or a loved have experiences any of the above side effects, or have already undergone a revision surgey due to your DePuy implant call Bernstein & Associates immediately at 702-240-0000 or toll free at 1-800-525-4878.