As the world’s oldest manufacturer of orthopedic products and devices, DePuy Orthopaedics’ first product was a fiber splint used to set broken bones. Founded by Revra DePuy in Warsaw, Indiana in 1895, DePuy is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of medical devices.
In August 2010, DePuy issued a recall of their Articular Surface Replacement Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular system due to reports that patients fitted with the device were experiencing pain and assorted side effects from the device. Later, the Pinnacle hip implant device was said to cause similar negative effects, although a recall was not issued for that product. Now, current research is warning patients with a DePuy high-flex knee replacement device to watch out for possible negative side effects.
Many of the patients that received faulty hip and knee implants from DePuy required multiple corrective surgeries. Thousands of lawsuits have since been filed against the orthopedic device manufacturer, and more injury claims arise each day.
If you or a loved one was harmed by a defective DePuy medical device, you may be eligible for compensation. The DePuy recall lawyers at Riddle & Brantley understand the pain and suffering that the victims of faulty medical devices experience.
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What are the Symptoms and Side Effects of a Faulty DePuy Device?
Patients that received defective hip and knee implants reported experience the following symptoms:
- Pain and swelling at implant location
- Loosening of the device
- Instability on the implant leg
Serious medical implications can result from a defective device, such as:
- Change in position of device within the hip or knee
- Tibial subsidence (device sinks into the soft bone tissue of the tibia)
- Bends, breaks, or deformities in the implant
- Nerve damage
- Bone damage
- Muscle damage
- Metallosis (poisoning from metal used in device)
It is crucial to take note of any related symptoms to determine whether you have a claim to file a DePuy lawsuit.
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