An Illinois hip implant attorney notes a lawsuit alleging a hip implant manufacturer was aware that one of its hip implant devices had a high failure rate but failed to warn patients. The Illinois man alleges that the device maker was negligent in selling the device without warning patients about the risks that it posed. Patients who have suffered severe complications from metal hip replacements may be eligible to seek compensation with the assistance of DePuy ASR hip recall attorneys.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Illinois. 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 lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Man Claims Device Maker Was Aware Of Hip Implant Defects
A lawsuit against the manufacturer of the DePuy ASR hip implant device alleges that the plaintiff suffered needless and serious injuries, including permanent tissue damage, after receiving the device. According to The Cook County Record, the lawsuit claims that DePuy Orthopaedics was aware that the implant device had a high failure rate and that the device maker was negligent in failing to inform the public of this issue or remove the dangerous device from the market.
Other lawsuits have allegedly linked DePuy ASR hip implant devices to serious complications including metal debris in the joint, which can cause metallosis or blood poisoning as well as tissue damage. In this case, the plaintiff claims that he suffered permanent injuries after he received three components of a DePuy ASR hip implant unit in September 2006. He is now pursuing a jury trial as well as damages for his ongoing medical expenses, the website reports.
How an Illinois Hip Implant Attorney Can Help
Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, 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 injured by the metal hip replacements 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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