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DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit Attorney

Serving Injury Victims Nationwide

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which a damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint. If your surgeon implanted an ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip replacement system manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson and Johnson, that is causing you problems, you may be eligible to sue the manufacturers for damages. The device was voluntarily recalled by the company in August 2010. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you join others who are having the same problems with this hip replacement device and require revision surgery.

There are several causes for hip pain, so it is important to get a correct diagnosis from your doctor. Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic hip pain, and osteoarthritis is a serious condition that results in the gradual degeneration of the bones. For the hip bones, this means the bones lose their smooth surface and begin to rub bone-on-bone. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that destroys the protective layer of cartilage covering the surfaces of joints including the hip joint. This results in inflammation of the surrounding tissue.

Injury is another cause of chronic hip pain. Hip fractures are usually in the upper femur bone and are often caused by falls. In some cases, the femur doesn’t actually break, but a part of the pelvis may get fractured. Trauma that causes hip dislocation in which the femoral head separates from the acetabulum is also associated with pelvic bone fracture.

Sports injuries, automobile accidents and falls are also causes for trauma that can damage cartilage. This is especially true if the bone didn’t heal properly from a previous injury, which can also be the start of necrosis where the hip bones lose blood supply, so the bone tissue collapses.

You don’t need to continue suffering pain in your hip, weakness in your joints or other symptoms. If you have any discomfort at all, you should immediately inform your doctor. An experienced personal injury lawyer will have handled many such cases and have unique insight into the process of winning compensation for his or her clients. There are no up-front fees, so you can feel free to call today for a consultation about your Depuy hip replacement lawsuit claim.

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After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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