Patients Continue to Take Action on DePuy Recall Problems
A lot of actions have been taken against DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. since their voluntary announcement
of their recall on two of their hip replacement products on August 2010. Patients, with the help of their
trusted lawyers filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of the recalled hip replacements to ensure that
the patients would get the right compensation that they deserve.
There are about 6000d depuy hip recall lawsuits that are filed against DePuy Orthopaedics, 4000 of
which are filed on federal courts while the remaining 2000 on state courts. Among the charges that
were filed by the patients claims that the company has failed to issue the recall sooner despite having all
the information about the high revision rate of the hip replacement systems.
Patients, with the help of their depuy hip recall lawyer gathered evidence to prove that the company has
been aware of the high failure rate of the device long before they have issued the recall. Numerous
complaints have been filed to FDA regarding the recall since 2008, but the recall was not announced
until August on 2010. The company has waited for the entire inventory to sell out before they
announced the said recall.
Patients believe that the company could have prevented the number of patients implanted by the
defective device from growing if they have issued the recall earlier. This would have prevented more
individuals from suffering from all the problems and health risks that the defective device has brought.
Other charges claims that the company has failed to conduct necessary testing and research on the
product. They believe that if the company has tested the side effects of the hip replacement devices,
they would have known its effects and could have fixed the problems that caused the malfunction in the
There were also some charges which claim that the device itself was “too challenging” to implant, which
heightens the chance of the device to develop malfunctions such as loosening and displacement.
Lawsuits claim that the company was aware of this but failed to act on the matter.
Overall, patients believe that the neglect in the part of the manufacturer has been the reason for all
their misfortunes and sufferings and with the help of their hip recall lawyers; they would be able to get
the proper compensation that they deserve from all the sufferings and troubles that they have