Hip Replacement Lawsuit: California Court Awards $8.3 MillionJuly 18th, 2013 by 1800thelaw2
Hip Replacement Lawsuit Cases on the Rise
About 10,000 hip replacement lawsuits have been filed nationwide against manufacturers of hip replacement devices. While many of those suits are pending – and thousands more are being filed — the recent California verdict marks an important precedent for other hip replacement lawsuit cases: the finding of negligence by a major hip replacement manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson.
Johnson & Johnson recalled its DePuy ASR hip replacement device in 2010, after receiving numerous complaints about allergic reactions, the development of tumors and the need for additional surgeries to fix hip replacement complications.
Although originally touted as a breakthrough in hip replacement therapy, it has become clear that hip replacement complications associated with the DePuy device outweigh the benefits.
Out of 93,000 people who have received Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy hip replacement, research shows that 13 percent of them have had additional surgery to correct various hip replacement complications. Studies have also estimated that up to 40 percent of DePuy hip replacement devices will fail within five years.
Hip replacement complications can be permanent, causing tremendous physical pain and significant financial stress.
File a Hip Replacement Lawsuit Today
If you or someone you know has experienced hip replacement complications, filing a hip replacement lawsuit is one way to reclaim your life and get financial compensation to help ease the financial burden that comes with expensive medical costs, lost wages and future expenses. Stop procrastinating and talk to a defective hip replacement lawsuit attorney ASAP by calling 1-800-380-8080.
Call 1-800-380-8080 and we’ll connect you with a hip replacement lawyer right away. It won’t cost you a penny out of pocket to get the legal representation you need. And if you feel more comfortable about discussing your situation in Spanish, feel free to visit Los Defensores for a free legal consultation in Español.