Questions About DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina

Which DePuy hip replacements systems have been recalled?

In 2010, DePuy recalled two of its hip replacement systems:

  • The DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System
  • The DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System

How do I know if the DePuy hip implant recall applies to me?

Did you have a hip replacement surgery between July 2003 and today's date? If so, contact your surgeon to find out if a DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System or a DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System was used for your hip replacement. These two systems became available in July of 2003, so if your surgery was prior to that date, the DePuy hip implant recall likely does not apply to you.

If I have a recalled DePuy hip implant, what should I do?

If you or your loved one have a recalled DePuy ASR system implanted in your body, contact our law firm today to find out if you have a legal claim against DePuy. Our free consultation is designed to help you determine whether or not you have a valid claim, and the best way to proceed to protect your rights.

Additionally, consult with your doctor about the best medical course of action for the health and safety of you or your loved one. Your doctor will likely perform medical examinations, including a blood test to detect high levels of metal, to determine if your implant has already caused you injury or if you are at risk of implant failure. If your health is compromised because of a defective DePuy hip implant, you may need a revision surgery to remove the faulty product and replace it with a safer implant.

Do I only have a claim if I need revision surgery?

Whether or not a revision surgery is necessary, you can file a claim to recover compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, further medical costs, and other losses associated with your defective implant. Our experienced DePuy hip implant attorneys will make sure that the right people are held responsible for your medical costs. 

What damages can I recover in a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit?

DePuy has announced that it will compensate defective hip implant recipients for “reasonable and customary costs of monitoring and treatment.” However, this may not cover compensation for lost wages or for pain and suffering. Our attorneys will help you fight for every form of compensation you deserve. 

If we take on your case, we will work to recover your economic (financial) damages, as well as non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering) you endure as a result of your defective DePuy hip implant. 

Is there a timeframe in which I must file a defective DePuy hip replacement lawsuit?

Yes! South Carolina has a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time in which you can file a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit. The sooner you contact our law firm about pursuing legal action, the better chance you have of filing a lawsuit before this time window closes.

If you are suffering from complications related to your DePuy hip implant, please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A. today to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced DePuy hip implant recall attorney. We represent injured victims of defective medical devices in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina.