The defective product attorneys in SC at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates are now accepting claims from people who have been injured by defective DePuy hip replacement units. If you have been affected by the recent DePuy hip replacement recall, we will be happy to advise you regarding your legal rights. It is important to consult your doctor at once to find out if you will require additional surgery.
This past August, DePuy Orthopaedics announced a recall of the following hip replacement products:
• ASR Hip Resurfacing System
• ASR XL Acetabular System
The recall was prompted by compelling evidence that these defective products place patients at an increased risk of revision surgery. Within five years of the initial surgery, 12% of ASR Hip Resurfacing System patients and 13% of ASR XL Acetabular System patients required additional procedures to correct damage caused by the defective medical devices. These devices may result in debris in the hip region, causing inflammation and tissue damage.
Data indicates that women are more likely to require revision procedures than men. Also, hip replacement units with head sizes less than 50 mm in diameter are at greatest risk of needing a revision surgery.
DePuy sold these defective hip replacement products between 2003 and 2009. During that time, roughly 93,000 patients had these devices installed during hip replacement surgery.
If you have suffered damages from one of these defective medical devices, our attorneys can help you receive the compensation you deserve. We will provide you with highly personalized representation throughout every step of the process to ensure that all of your needs are met.
Please contact our South Carolina defective product lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation. McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates serves clients in Aiken, Columbia, Sumter, Camden, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Lexington, South Carolina.
This post was written by Geoff Coston