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DePuy Metal-On-Metal Problems

DePuy Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Problems

Murrieta Lawyer for Defective Hip Implants

DePuy Orthopedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has issued a voluntary recall of all ASR hip replacement orthopedic implant devices manufactured after July, 2003. Medical injuries caused by the defective devices are often the result of a metal-on-metal abrasion that leads to misalignment of the device in relation to the femur.

The DePuy ASR hip replacement implant is comprised of three titanium parts that are designed to fit together to form a replacement for the body's natural ball joint. The surface of the device is specially prepared to promote bone and tissue growth to fuse the implant in place. When implanted properly, the device is supposed to remain intact and allow a greater freedom of movement than the body's worn out ball joint. There have been several reported incidents, however, of the component parts separating, causing the product to become misaligned with the femur and resulting in symptoms such as persistent pain, severe swelling and immobility caused by a tissue buildup near the implant — leading to a potential serious injury.

What Went Wrong?

After FDA approval of the ASR hip replacement implant, DePuy added a 'cup' component to the device, which did not receive FDA approval as a complete assembly.**

If you are the recipient of a DePuy ASR hip replacement device manufactured after July, 2003, you are entitled to seek 'reasonable compensation'* for removal and replacement with a new implant. You are entitled to recover additional damages for any and all medical expenses associated with the replacement surgery, physical therapy and pain and suffering resulting from the injury.

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The personal injury attorneys at Gibbs & Fuerst, LLP, think you deserve full and fair compensation for your damages. We are ready to fight aggressively to help you seek the full justice you are entitled to, above 'reasonable costs' offered by the manufacturer. Our team combines more than 75 years of litigation experience, fighting for maximum compensation on behalf of victims of negligent medical device manufacturers.

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We represent clients in Temecula and Murrieta and communities throughout California, who have suffered injury because of a defective DePuy orthopedic implant. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with an experienced DePuy metal on metal hip replacement problems attorney. If you retain us to pursue a lawsuit, you will not pay attorneys fees unless you recover money damages in a settlement or jury verdict.

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