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Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit Filed by Australians

The oft-maligned DePuy hip implant device, which was recalled last summer, has been cited in a lawsuit by 20 Australians earlier this month.

The suit claims the device, which is surgically implanted in the hip socket, eventually necessitates the need for a painful and complicated second surgery. In addition, reports say, there are illnesses linked to metal toxicity from the components, such as concerns of severe tissue and bone damage as well as metal infiltrating the bloodstream.

The federal class action lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, claims that some 5000 Australians received the defective device in the past 10 years.

Reports also say that another 100 or so patients from Australia who have had various problems linked to the defective DePuy devices will also likely file suit as well.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a hospital setting, the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, can help. With extensive experience in personal injury and medical malpractice issues, you can contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C. at 1 Riverway, Suite 2055, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

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