Lawsuits: DePuy Failed to Recall Defective Hip Implants

A hip replacement injury lawyer notes that lawsuits allege that DePuy failed to recall metal hip implants after recognizing the defective nature of the devices. Plaintiffs claim that the manufacturer intentionally misrepresented the risks associated with the defective hip implants. Patients who have suffered severe hip complications from DePuy Pinnacle hip implants may be eligible to seek compensation with the help of a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawyer.

For more information, contact Attorney Group today. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated hip replacement injury lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.

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Plaintiffs Claim Defective Implants Led to Spread of Metal Components

In March 2015, a federal jury awarded a verdict of $502 million to five people who alleged that they suffered serious injuries after receiving defective DePuy Pinnacle hip implants. According to article published by Reuters, that total was reduced to approximately $151 million due to the requirements of Texas’ tort reform law. In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs claimed that DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, recognized the defective nature of these implants but failed to recall them or take other actions to warn patients. Instead, according to the lawsuits, the company deliberately misrepresented the risks of its product and engaged in unlawful marketing practices.

To date, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy subsidiary by people who received Pinnacle hip replacement implants. Plaintiffs claim that defects in the implant devices, specifically friction between the devices metal components, caused them to suffer various complications, including the spread of metal implant components into nearby tissue, implant failure and the need for revision surgery.

How a Hip Replacement Injury Lawyer Can Help

Device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People who have suffered injury from DePuy Pinnacle hip implants may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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