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What should I do if I am having problems with a DePuy hip replacement?

Recent advances in medical devices can bring amazing results to those who are suffering.

For people who have bad hips, a hip replacement may seem like a godsend. After the surgery and a little physical therapy, the patient will feel like a new person. The things that were once so difficult to do—like walking—suddenly become simple again.

Unfortunately, certain hip implants are not the blessing that you once thought they were. A DePuy ASR hip implant device has been shown to cause problems to those who have them. They are known to have a failure rate of 12 to 13 percent after just five years after the installation of the implant.

If you have a DePuy hip implant, it is important to know that you have options. Three steps you should take after having problems with your hip implant are:

  • Seek medical attention. If you are suffering from the effects of a bad hip implant you safety should be your first concern. Seek medical attention and let your doctor know the extent of the problem.
  • Consider legal action. If you were given a DePuy ASR hip implant you may be eligible to join a Gurnee pharmaceutical class action lawsuit. By joining a class action lawsuit, you will be eligible to recover the compensation you deserve.
  • Gather and present information. Once you have decided to join a class action lawsuit, you will need to give your attorney the appropriate information. Gather any evidence you may have, including surgery date and any medical costs.

To begin your claim, contact an experienced Illinois pharmaceutical class action lawyer at Hupy and Abraham. Call 866-625-2299 today for a free legal consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham