Twenty DePuy Lawsuits Filed Every Day

A recent blog post told you how the DePuy hip replacement device made it to the market. Since then, over 26,000 patients have filed lawsuits alleging serious injuries and complications from the device. According to aboutlawsuits.com, there are approximately 20 new DePuy cases filed every day. The lawsuits continue to pile-up even though the device has not been on the market since August 2010.

The allegations stem from claims that the DePuy device broke down inside patients’ bodies and caused metal poisoning. Furthermore, plaintiffs claim that the manufacturer knew of the risks but failed to warn patients of them. Last August, Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics revealed data showing that up to 13 percent of the devices could fail in the first five years. Recent research suggests that the early failure rate could be even higher.

The failure rates mean that patients require additional surgeries to remove the implant. Since the lawsuits began, patients have thought that Johnson & Johnson would make a reasonable settlement offer to plaintiffs. However, that has not happened and the lawsuits will likely continue to pile-up.

If you have a DePuy hip replacement system, have you experienced any problems or failure with the device?

Colson Hicks Eidson – Florida injury lawyers



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One Response to Twenty DePuy Lawsuits Filed Every Day

  1. The DePuy hip replacements have indeed had a number of issues, and the matter is not helped any by the manufacturer’s delay in taking these devices off the market. Because of the number of individuals that have been affected, we imagine that plaintiffs should have no problems satisfying the court’s requirement for the size of the class. The only question for those affected by the DePuy hip replacement recall would be whether their particular situations would would justify risking an individual lawsuit rather than becoming a member of a litigation class.

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