DePuy Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall of its ASR hip replacement devices in 2010. According to the company, it had received reports of the device failing sooner than anticipated. At the time of the recall, an estimated 93,000 devices had been implanted in hip replacement recipients worldwide. Injured patients may consider filing a Colorado DePuy ASR hip lawsuit to recover damages for any painful, long-term, and debilitating complications they allegedly suffered due to the device.
Attorney Group for Colorado can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a Colorado DePuy ASR hip lawsuit. If you are, Attorney Group for Colorado can put you in touch with an affiliated attorney who can file a Colorado DePuy ASR hip lawsuit on your behalf.
Plaintiffs Allege Defects and Early Device Failure
To date, more than 12,000 patients who received the ASR hip replacement device have come forward to pursue claims against the manufacturer and recover damages for their injuries. DePuy established a settlement program in August 2013 to compensate qualified ASR patients for their injuries. According to reports, the program is believed to cost DePuy $2.5 billion to settle many of the thousands of ASR lawsuits that are currently pending throughout the U.S.
You may wish to file a Colorado DePuy ASR hip lawsuit and recover damages for your condition if you experienced one or more of the following adverse effects or complications after receiving the metal-on-metal hip implant:
- Bone degeneration
- Bone loss
- Noises, pops, or clicks
- Reduced mobility
- Metal poisoning
- Persistent pain
- Bone fractures
- Implant dislocation
- Loosening of the device
Plaintiffs allege that DePuy knew of the potential risks associated with its ASR implant and yet failed to warn consumers and the medical community of these possible dangers. Commonly alleged complications include early device failure, infections, pain, and metal poisoning. The first DePuy ASR hip lawsuit trial took place in March 2013 and ended when a Los Angeles jury awarded $8.3 million in damages to the plaintiff. Though compensation is never guaranteed, it is still important for injured patients to be informed of their options by contacting Attorney Group for Colorado today.
Many plaintiffs also claim that they were required to undergo additional surgical procedures to repair or replace their ASR implant. In some cases, these surgeries were more painful and more costly than the initial implantation, leaving many to wonder how they would afford these added and unexpected medical expenses. Additionally, the ASR and other similar metal-on-metal hip replacement devices may cause tissue death, bone loss, and other complications resulting in permanent or life-threatening injuries long after the devices are removed. By filing a Colorado DePuy ASR lawsuit, you can seek compensation to recover the costs of these procedures.
Considering Filing a Colorado DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one was fitted with a DePuy ASR hip implant and experienced early device failure, pain, infection, or other complications, you may be eligible to file a Colorado DePuy ASR hip lawsuit. Contact Attorney Group for Colorado to be informed of your options in a free, no-obligation consultation. If you are eligible, Attorney Group for Colorado can connect you with a local affiliated attorney. He or she can file a Colorado DePuy ASR hip lawsuit on your behalf and assist you throughout the legal process. Call today.