Hip implant recalls are on the rise. If you have experienced complications following hip replacement surgery, your pain may be the result of a defective artificial hip. Recently, DePuy Orthopaedics (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) and other major hip-implant manufacturers have pulled several of their devices off the market due to a rising number of patient complaints. Hip replacement problems associated with these manufacturers include pain in the thigh and buttocks region of the body, difficulty sitting, difficulty standing, and internal tissue damage. Approximately 1 out of every 8 recipients of the DePuy brand of ball-and-socket hip implants have been forced to undergo a second, more painful “revision” surgery to replace the defective implant.
Despite the recalls, thousands of people have had no choice but to endure the pain caused by these poorly designed hip implants. If you or someone you love has had hip implant surgery, contact your doctor immediately to find out whether the implant has been recalled.
If you think you may be a victim of the hip implant recalls, be sure to contact the Tampa product liability attorneys at Clark & Martino, P.A. We are board-certified trial lawyers who can drastically improve your chances of getting financial compensation for your injuries.