Patients Have Until August 2012 To File Complaints Againt DePuy
Englewood, Ohio - While there had been thousands of lawsuits that were already filed against DePuy
Orthopaedics Inc., in relation with their worldwide recall of two of their hip replacement products,
there are still some affected individuals who have not made any legal actions against the company yet.
The DePuy recalls, which was announced on August 2010 has affected about 93,000 all over the world
rooted from the reported high revision rate of the
products. According to the data that was released by
DePuy on their official website, the products have a high
percentage of 12-13 percent failure rate, which means
that one out of every eight patients implanted by the
device are likely to be subject to a revision surgery.
Because of all the trouble that patients have to face with
the recall, including contacting doctors and purchasing
medications to ensure their safety, some even undergoing
revision surgeries, missing their jobs and having problems
with their social life, some of the patients have decided to
sue the company to be able to get compensation.
There are already about 6000 lawsuits that are filed
against DePuy Orthopaedics, but the number, although
great is still far from the victims of the problematic depuy
Patients who are part of the hip replacement recall are all
advised to consult a hip recall lawyer for their case, even
if they have not experienced anything wrong with the device implanted on them, as the court would
only receive complains regarding the recall until August 2012.
Unknown to many, aside from the usual complains that are reported, such as pain in the groin area,
difficulty in walking and swelling, the device also poses high health threats because the product releases
metal flakes in the bloodstream that can cause trouble like muscle, tissue and bone injuries.
If the problems with the device turn up after the deadline, patients who were part of the recall would
lose all their chance to get proper compensation from the manufacturing company of the product that
has caused their troubles. This is one of the reasons why people who are part of the recall are advised to
show up before the said deadline.
Everyone should be allowed to fight for their rights, so it is important to do one’s job of protecting their
rights while they still can as the law allows only a limited time to act.