Technology is an amazing thing. It can often times change lives for the better, and even save lives in the process. Advances in medical industry technology are usually praised and encouraged—as it very often should be. Unfortunately, the same technology that is used to enhance or save lives in the medical field can also cause serious harm or death.
Unfortunately, DePuy hip implants are a type of medical product that has caused serious problems for patients. In August 2010, there was a recall of DePuy’s ASR hip implant devices. At the time of the recall, over 90,000 U.S. patients had those devices installed. The recall was issued due to the implant breaking down easily.
Suffering from a hip replacement that has problems can be very painful and dangerous. Patients who had the hip implant installed have commonly experienced:
- Hip pain. Many patients who have experienced a problem with their DePuy hip implant suffer from an unexplained hip pain. The pain has been reported as ranging from minor to severe.
- Swelling. A common issue with the implant is swelling or inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the hip implant.
- Difficulty walking. As the hip replacement breaks down it becomes difficult for the patient to walk.
For people who have experienced any of these symptoms after a hip replacement using a DePuy implant, there is hope. They may be eligible to participate in a Gurnee pharmaceutical class action lawsuit. A class action lawsuit presents benefits that an individual lawsuit may not have.
To discuss your possible legal actions and how you can join a class action lawsuit after having difficulties with a DePuy hip replacement, contact an Illinois based pharmaceutical class action attorney at Hupy and Abraham. Let our experienced attorneys take the lead while you recover. Call 866-625-2299 today for a free legal consultation.