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DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits Are Going To Be Big

— October 29, 2010

I spent several hours last week reviewing the evidence surrounding the DePuy ASR and ASR XL hip recall, and I’ve come to the conclusion that these are going to be great lawsuits from a damages perspective.

Some people who received recalled DePuy hip replacements have had to undergo multiple hip replacement surgeries.  The medical bills alone from those surgeries are probably going to be close to six figures.  On top of that, the DePuy hips can cause cobalt and chromium metal shavings to enter the bloodstream.  This in turn can lead to muscle necrosis, which is irreversible. 

A worst-case scenario is that bone and muscle decay is so extreme that a patient cannot be fitted with another hip replacement.  If that happens, a person may become unable to walk.  Considering that the market for DePuy ASR hips was younger, more active people, the damages may be quite large.

I’m working right now on putting up a De Puy hip lawyer website to share some more of the information about the ASR hips that I’ve discovered.  And of course, if you’d like more information, feel free to contact me directly.

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