Medical equipment companies are supposed to create products that protect your health and cure your ailments. But those companies are not perfect. Sometimes their employees act in a negligent manner, and a dangerous product or medical device is released to the market.
The stakes are high when pharmaceutical and medical device companies make a mistake. In fact, their mistakes can cause serious injury, lasting complications, and even death.
Perhaps you have been suffering from a medical device or drug complication. If you have undergone a surgery for a hip replacement, you may very well be experiencing complications. One of the major hip replacement manufacturers, DePuy, has recalled its ASR hip implant devices.
If you have received a hip replacement, here is what you need to know:
- The problem. DePuy recalled its hip implant devices because the implant was shown to break down too easily. When this implant malfunctions, it can lead to serious complications.
- What to look for. If you have a hip implant device, it is important to know what to look for. Those who suffer complications from the device have experienced hip pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. Metal poisoning can cause tissue death throughout the body. It’s important to get an immediate medical evaluation if you are using one of the recalled products.
- The facts. Over 90,000 of the DePuy hips were installed in patients. DePuy acknowledges a 12 to 13 percent failure rate after only five years. Other studies indicate nearly half of the implants may fail after just six years.
If you have a DePuy ASR hip implant, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages it may have caused. Join an Illinois pharmaceutical class action lawsuit by contacting Hupy and Abraham. Call 866-625-2299 today to discuss you legal options.