Company Advice a good place to start; but DePuy Hip Replacements should be Handled by St. Louis Attorney

Company Advice a good place to start; but DePuy Hip Replacements should be Handled by St. Louis Attorney

After more than 90,000 DePuy hip recalls, more and more patients are facing financial troubles as a result of the need to replace defective hip implants. The company’s offers to pay patient’s co-pays for necessary revision surgeries comes nowhere close to providing a victim with proper compensation. While you may think that’s awfully nice of them, think again. Nearly 15 percent of patients report problems with their new hip in the first five years. Many believe that the ultimate failure rate of DePuy hip surgeries in Missouri and elsewhere in the United States will be much high in due time.

Ryan R. Cox, St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney, is currently assisting those who are experiencing immobility, suffering from pain or who are facing the need to endure a second surgery as the result of a defective hip implant. Medical complications and risks can include the risk of blood contamination or metal shavings in soft tissue.

According to the DePuy website, patient can experience symptoms like swelling, difficulty walking and other various forms of pain because of their product.

The patients who reported problems in the first five years and had revision surgery reported a variety of symptoms. These symptoms included pain, swelling and problems walking. These symptoms are normal if you have just had a hip replacement. If the symptoms continue or come back, it is a sign that there may be a problem.

The company contends these symptoms are caused by problems from loosening of the implant, fracturing where the bone around the implant may have broken and dislocation where two parts of the implant are no longer aligned.

As we recently discussed on our St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, accepting payment for a co-pay from DePuay could possibly negate a patient’s ability to collect real damages as a result of being implanted with one of the defective medical devices. These damages include pain and suffering costs and lost wages. Patients who have undergone hip replacement surgery within the last five years should ask their surgeon if they were implanted with the ASR DePuy hip implant system.

The manufacturers of the hip replacement continue to work through its insurer in an attempt to settle these cases for pennies on the dollar. Patients also face a strict time limits to file a case.

If you are experiencing pain or other issues following hip replacement in Missouri, contact St. Louis Injury Lawyer Ryan R. Cox for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 636-946-6886.

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