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DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Implant Lawyers Ready for Bellwether Trials, DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline Update

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DePuy Hip replacement helpline and DePuy Hip recall Lawyers announce  trials are ready to begin for your recalled DePuy Hip replacement. You must see Ypur Doctor immediately to find out if revision suregery is necessary and contact the dePuy hip replacement Helpline. Time is running out due to the different statute of limitations for each state.

Trials are set to begin later this year for Recipients of Johnson & Johnson recalled DePuy ASR hip replacement implants. A bellwether case will be held to help determine liability and damages in more than 6,000 lawsuits, lawyers announced Tuesday.

“J&J’s DePuy unit recalled its 93,000 ASR hips worldwide in 2010, including 37,000 in the U.S., saying more than 12 percent of the devices failed within five years. Lawsuits in federal and state courts describe patients in pain and immobilized by joint dislocations, infections and bone fractures,” according to Bloomberg.

The first trial is scheduled to begin in state court in Las Vegas in mid-December. Another trial is set for January in state court in Maryland. The first federal trial could be next March or April, according to the attorneys.

Lawyers for patients and J&J met with a judge overseeing the so-called multi-district litigation (MDL) in 4,200 federal lawsuits. There are another 2,000 lawsuits that will be settled in state courts. Both sides are negotiating a way to choose suitable plaintiffs to help resolve whether J&J bears blame and how much each case could be worth, the lawyers told Bloomberg.

Victims are suing J&J claiming metal debris from the hips, made from a cobalt and chromium alloy, causes tissue death around the joint and may increase metal ions in the bloodstream to harmful levels.  The failed Depuy causing loosening of the socket and displacement has lead to revision surgeries. Many seniors have found it necessary to go through revision surgeries.

Complications Include

Complications Associated with the Depuy Hip Replacements Include:
  • Pain in the groin, hip or leg
  • Swelling at or near the hip joint
  • A limp or change in walking ability
  • Continued pain
  • The need for a second surgery
  • The need for tests and medical monitoring on hip replacements that have yet to go bad
  • Costly medical bills
  • Complications from revision surgery, multiple surgeries
  • Loss of enjoyment of certain activities
  • Pain
  • Popping
  • Grinding
  • dislocation
  • cement extrusion
  • Metal sensitivity
  • Loosening of the prosthesis
  • Infection
  • Dislocation
  • Bone fracture
  • High metal ions levels in their bloodstreams

Cobalt Toxicity and Chromium Toxicity Symptoms

If you have a DePuy Hip replacement you must check your blood levels for high levels of Chromium and Cobalt. A high level of toxicity is characterized by symptoms of vision impairment, hearing loss, pain, swelling, and “brain fog.” This toxicity can cause allergic reactions and even death. Cobalt toxicity is an condition caused by excessive levels of cobalt in the body. .

Symptoms of metal toxicity Include:

   COBALT POISONING SYMPTOMS

  •     Gastrointestinal Problems
  •     Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  •     Thyroid Problems
  •     Kidney Failure
  •     Skin Disorders
  •     Hemorrhage
  •     Pulmonary Syndrome

    CHROMIUM POISONING CAN CAUSE

  •     Elevated Cancer Risks
  •     Reproductive System Problems
  •     DNA Mutations
  •     Impaired Liver Function

 Recalled  Hip Replacement Complications that can occur years after surgery can include:

 

  • aseptic loosening
  • aggressive granulomatosis,
  • stress shielding
  • heterotopic ossification
  • luxation
  • bone fractures
  • and prosthetic fracture

You must protect your rights and contact the DePuy hip Replacement Helpline today.

 

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