Defective hip implants are linked to diminished mobility, abnormal blood tests (increased metal ions), fluid buildup in the body, abnormal X-rays, fractures, swelling and pain, possibly leading to revision surgery
What is the latest news on the DePuy hip implant litigation?
Here are two videos from CBS3 with Sheller attorney Jamie Sheller on defective hip implants
2013 Followup Report after $2.5B settlement
2011 First Report
What’s defective about these hip implants and why should I be concerned?
If you or anyone you know has had a hip replacement and experienced the issues listed below, especially if a second surgery has been necessary, you may have one of the DePuy models our firm is investigating:
- Difficulty walking
- Revision surgery (removal and replacement)
- Abnormal blood tests or x-rays due to metals from the implant seeping into the bloodstream
- Fluid build up
- Other complications
Are there lawsuits filed on other brands of hip implant-related devices?
Metal on metal or “titanium” hip implants by other manufacturer are under investigation and litigation, including:
- Stryker – Rejuvenate® Modular Hip Implant
- Smith & Nephew – R3™ Acetabular System
- Biomet – M2a™ Magnum Hip
- Zimmer – Dorum® Acetabular Component
DePuy sent me a letter about the recall. Do I still need an attorney?
Yes. Although DePuy Orthopaedics has instituted a program to assist patients with the recalled devices, contact Sheller, P.C. attorneys immediately for a no obligation consultation to see if you qualify for additional compensation. Call 800-883-2299.