Recently DePuy Orthopedics, a division of Johnson and Johnson Service, Inc., announced a voluntary recall of its ASR hip implant devices. These devices have been found to be defective and dangerous to those who have these replacement implants. DePuy anticipates that a minimum 13% of patients with these implants will require a second replacement surgery or other treatment. DePuy’s figure of 13% is a very conservative estimate and it’s expected that there will be many more patients needing surgery to replace or fix DePuy’s defective implant. The majority of patients with these devices are elderly citizens and will most likely suffer through a difficult and extended recovery period. Hip replacement surgery is a complicated procedure and complications during surgery can be significant, and in certain instances life threatening. Some of the possible complications include: permanent pain and or discomfort, reduced range of motion, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, shortening of the involved leg, hip dislocations and infection. These all represent a significant risk for long-term health problems. It’s important to understand the debilitating effect that these hip replacements will have on the victim’s life. We sympathize with those that are suffering and have seen how faulty products can ruin and sometimes take lives. We have experience handling product liability cases and often take cases that other attorneys pass on. We believe manufacturers should be held accountable for their products and patients, that are now victims, should get their fair share. We offer free consultations for those that have had a replacement or procedure due to complications from their hip implant. We are also accepting cases from patients that need a replacement and even those that haven’t experienced complications yet. If you need counseling or legal advice don’t hesitate to contact us. You always will speak directly with a partner in the firm and consultations are always free.

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