The Dangers Of DePuy Hip Implants
If you have had hip replacement surgery with a DePuy hip implant, it is important that you keep reading. The manufacturer of this product has issued a recall due to the serious side effects and injuries that its hip implant has caused. These metal-on-metal hip implants have led to:
- Bone loss
- Internal debris
- Immune system reactions to metal
- Elevated chromium and cobalt levels in the bloodstream causing:
- Heart failure
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Thyroid problems
- Cognitive impairment
- Muscle damage
- Nerve damage
Even if you have not experienced any negative side effects or complications, it is still a good idea to consult with a lawyer. At Crandall & Katt, we offer free consultations to anyone who has received a DePuy hip implant. If you have no known injuries, we can help you understand how the implant may be affecting you and if you should take legal action. If you do have recognized injuries or have undergone revision surgery, we can help you file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your injuries, pain and any additional medical expenses.
What Other Companies Have Made Potentially Dangerous Hip Implants?
While Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy hip implant has received the most attention for its dangers, there are a range of additional companies that have manufactured potentially harmful hip implant products. These companies include:
- Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics
- Encore Orthopedics
Some of these companies have faced recalls of their hip implant products (such as Johnson & Johnson). However, patients have reported injuries from hip replacements made by all of the above companies.
What To Do If You Suffered Negative Side Effects After A Hip Implant
Many of these companies have taken a proactive approach to protecting their interests by contacting patients directly. If you have received communication from a hip implant manufacturer regarding your implant or a settlement offer — do not respond. You risk accepting an offer that is not in your best interest and may disqualify you from later seeking full financial compensation. Instead, contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our hip replacement attorneys will help you understand your legal position, your rights and your options. Even if you haven’t been contacted by the product manufacturer, it is best to learn about your legal rights now, so as to avoid legal complications down the road.
National Representation In Hip Implant Injury Cases
If you’ve had complications after receiving a hip implant, you probably have many questions. Contact our law firm today. We are here to address all of your concerns and provide a way forward with your legal claim. Based in Roanoke, Virginia, we take hip implant injury cases throughout the nation.
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