Even if you or your loved one aren’t experiencing adverse effects now, if you have this type of medical hip implant, the side effects and risks may be just down the road.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 15, 2011
Through no fault of their own, many patients that have undergone hip replacement surgery are experiencing unwanted side effects and even overall failure of the metal implant placed into their hip to stabilize this very important joint. Dissatisfied patients are reporting increased pain, infections that can spread systemically, fractures of nearby bones, dislocation of the entire hip joint, sensitivity reactions to the metal material and general loosening of the parts. As such, medical manufacturers of faulty hip implants issued a hip implant recall in 2003, which is still having repercussions today as seen recently with 80 Wisconsin lawsuits filed Monday, June 13, 2011. One of the biggest companies and products to be affected is the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement System made by Johnson and Johnson.
“This hip replacement recall may affect you or your loved one,” Lawrence Hornsby of Hornsby Law Group explains. “It is important to act fast. Even if you or your loved one aren’t experiencing adverse effects now, if you have this type of medical hip implant, the side effects and risks may be just down the road.”
Lawrence Hornsby is a personal injury attorney Orlando. He takes pride in holding medical manufacturing companies such as Johnson and Johnson responsible and accountable for the product they provide to patients. Undergoing painful hip replacement surgery is agonizing the first time, but to require repeat revisions because the implant is faulty is bad business and poor patient care. Many of the people that require hip replacement surgery are elderly and already frail. Use of strong painkilling drugs and general anesthetic can compromise their health even further.
“This recall on hip replacements will have national repercussions and help the industry improve the materials and products they use for hip replacements,” Hornsby explains. If you are in need of a personal injury attorney, Orlando hip replacement recall candidates should contact Lawrence Hornsby for more information. You may be entitled to compensation and should be aware of the situation and your legal rights.
Lawrence Hornsby and the Hornsby Law Group provide advice on legal proceedings as well as courtroom representation for patients that have suffered adverse effects from a product under this recall on hip replacements. The hip implant recall stretches back to products used as far back as July of 2003 and may affect you or a loved one. Hornsby again, “The recall has been in effect for several years, but we still have patients calling us because they are only now becoming aware of the recall and the affects to their health and well-being.” This is further evidenced by the 80 lawsuits filed in Wisconsin just this week.
To discuss the details of your hip replacement recall with a personal injury attorney, Orlando lawyer, Lawrence Hornsby, will be happy to provide experienced and educated information on the legal process and how you can ensure you are fairly compensated for your pain and suffering. Lawrence Hornsby, offers free consultation to discuss your case.
About Hornsby Law Group
Hornsby Law Group is headed by Lawrence Hornsby, an experienced personal injury attorney in Orlando. The firm has over 30 years of experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation law. To learn more, visit their office at 1936 Lee Rd # 100, Winter Park, FL, 32789-7201, call (407) 599-3800, or visit http://www.hornsbylawgroup.com.