Signs of a Defective Hip Replacement SystemSigns that you have received a defective hip replacement system include chronic pain, swelling and difficulty walking. These symptoms indicate the following may have happened:
- implant doesn’t stay properly attached;
- components are no longer aligned; or
- bone fractures around the implant occurred.
If you have suffered injuries from your defective hip replacement system, you may be eligible to recover damages through an Illinois defective product claim.
Recall of DePuy ASR Hip Replacement System
Despite complaints received by the FDA over the past few years, Johnson & Johnson failed to take adequate measures to discontinue the selling of the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement System. The recall of this defective hip replacement system may have come too late for hundreds or even thousands of patients.
In 2007 the FDA received almost 100 adverse event reports. In 2008 there were more than 200 of these reports and in 2009 there were more than 300. In 2009 more than 90% of the reports involved patients having to undergo additional surgery to correct their defective hip replacement systems.
How a Defective Product Lawyer in Chicago Can Help
When a consumer is injured by a product that is designed to correct a problem, it can lead to the filing of an Illinois defective product claim. No matter how large the manufacturing company, you still have the right to be compensated for injuries that are a result of negligence. If a manufacturer is negligent and fails to notify consumers of serious risks or fails to recall a defective product, the company may be held liable.
A defective product lawyer in Chicago can help you with the filing of your Illinois defective product claim and discuss all your legal options based on the specifics of your injury.
When to Hire a Defective Product Lawyer in Chicago
A defective product lawyer in Chicago at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. has dealt with similar cases to yours and knows the best course of action for your claim. To improve your chances at a fair settlement and take the burden out of all the paperwork involved in an Illinois defective product claim, contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.