Hip Implant Recall Compensation

Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina

If you received a defective DePuy or Stryker hip implant during your hip replacement surgery, you may be entitled to compensation for revision surgery and other damages. Both DePuy and Stryker have issued recalls on multiple hip implant systems, including:

  • Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem
  • Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem
  • ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System
  • ASR Hip Resurfacing System

Hip Implant Recall: Protect Your Rights

The first step you should take if you believe you have been affected by a hip implant recall is to visit your doctor and ask to have a blood test and X-ray procedures performed. Even if no problems are apparent, hip implant patients should undergo yearly monitoring to check for issues that may arise in the future.

DePuy Orthopaedics is supposed to cover the cost of this ongoing monitoring, along with revision surgery. However, the manufacturer has attached conditions to their settlement offer that requires you to relinquish all medical records relating to the faulty hip implant, essentially removing the evidence from your control. DePuy is also asking patients to sign a legally-binding document before the company will cover the costs of monitoring and revision surgery.

In order to protect your rights, you need the help of an experienced Greenville SC hip recall lawyer. At McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., you can trust our lawyers to always put your best interest first. We have decades of experience fighting negligent manufacturers on behalf of victims of defective medical devices.

Compensation for Non-Economic Damages

If you sign one of DePuy or Stryker’s consent forms for compensation, you will not be compensated for non-economic damages – such as physical pain, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, physical impairment, and other traumas you have endured that do not come with a price tag attached.

Revision surgery is more intensive than the first hip replacement surgery. This second surgery not only takes longer to perform, it also puts you at a higher risk of complications, and involves a longer recovery period. You deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering in addition to the cost of revision surgery and related medical expenses.

If you have been affected by the recent DePuy or Stryker hip recalls, make sure you receive the full amount of compensation you deserve. Please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A. today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Spartanburg SC hip recall lawyers. It won’t cost you anything to see if we can help.