If you’re considering legal action against DePuy Orthopaedics (and its parent company Johnson & Johnson), there are some things you need to consider before you do anything else. If you need help answering these questions, or you have any questions about these items themselves, please contact RLG. We’ll be happy to consider these five things, and many others, with you.
- The date of your implant surgery. If you received a hip implant before 2003 and not since then, you are not affected by the DePuy recall.
- The brand and model of your implant. DePuy has recalled its ASR XL Acetabular System and its ASR Hip Resurfacing System.
- The name of the surgeon who performed the surgery. The surgeon who performed your surgery will likely be called upon to testify.
- Whether your current doctor thinks you need revision surgery. Only by receiving a complete medical diagnosis can you learn whether or not you are in any immediate danger.
- That joining a “class action” is unlikely to get you compensation. It is doubtful that a class action against DePuy will get victims anything substantial when compared to the actual losses suffered due to having received a faulty implant, not to mention significant pain and suffering.