DePuy knee replacement systems have a tendency to fail prematurely, causing West Virginia patients extreme pain and tissue and bone damage. Faulty DePuy knees require revision surgery, which is more complex, painful, and invasive than typical knee replacement surgery. DePuy knee replacement systems should last approximately 15 years. Many reports are surfacing of DePuy knee failure after 1-2 years; in extreme case, DePuy knees are failing in mere months following the surgery. DePuy knee failure symptoms include pain, heat at the joint, hyperextension, knee instability, and swelling.
Reports of faulty DePuy knees is particularly disturbing because of the company's history with faulty joint replacement parts. DePuy, a subsidiary of the global health conglomerate Johnson & Johnson, has encountered extensive difficulties worldwide for the early failure rates of its hip replacement components. For example, in 2013 the company paid $2.5 billion to settle more than 8,000 DePuy lawsuits. Persons who were implanted with a faulty DePuy joint were awarded, on average, over $300,000 each for the pain, medical bills, and rehabilitation time they suffered. Critics say the DePuy recalls came too late, long after the company first learned about the problem and tens of thousands of patients were implanted with faulty DePuy parts.
Thus far, there have been multiple DePuy knee recalls for particular DePuy knee components, including the meniscal bearing insert in the LCS knee system and the LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail component. The number of complaints of early failure of DePuy knee parts indicates a large-scale DePuy knee recall may be on the horizon. Attorneys handling lawsuits for West Virginia DePuy knee failures believe that persons who have been harmed by a faulty DePuy knee replacement or forced to undergo knee revision surgery in West Virginia may be entitled to significant compensation through filing a claim against the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.
Backed by a strong track record of success in bringing pharmaceutical giants to justice for the harm caused by defective medical devices, our medical device lawyers handling West Virginia DePuy knee failure claims will work tirelessly on your behalf to pursue justice. Contact the firm today for a free, no-obligation DePuy knee lawsuit case review. Should you choose to retain our attorneys handling West Virginia DePuy knee failure claims, there is never any fee unless we win compensation on your behalf.
If you or a member of your family in West Virginia have suffered from the early failure of a defective DePuy knee, experiencing symptoms such as pain, instability, bone damage and the need for revision, you may have grounds to file a DePuy knee lawsuit against the subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. DePuy knee lawsuits allow West Virginia persons and families harmed by early DePuy knee failure to seek compensation for the medical expenses, pain and suffering that have resulted from this medical device.
Plaintiffs in West Virginia filing DePuy knee defects lawsuits are seeking damages because DePuy knee replacement systems have been found to fail prematurely, in some cases requiring complicated revision surgery within a year of implantation. (DePuy knee marketing promises a life expectancy of 15 years.) Patients in West Virginia were not warned of the risks posed by DePuy knee replacement; it is only through the experiences of actual patients that the danger has been uncovered.
DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is the number two producer of knee replacement parts in the world. The company is notorious for its extensive hip device recall, paying billions in compensation to resolve more than 8,000 DePuy lawsuits in U.S. District Court. Critics say major DePuy recalls came much too late, long after the company was aware of the joint failure risk. Johnson & Johnson brought in $71.9 billion in annual sales during 2016.
If you or a member of your family were forced to undergo revision surgery in West Virginia as a result of a defective DePuy knee, you may qualify to file a DePuy knee lawsuit to recover compensation for damages you have suffered as a result of this defective medical device. Filing a lawsuit is the only way to secure compensation for medical bills, lost time at work, pain, suffering and loss that have resulted from early DePuy knee failure for your family. Our lawyers handle DePuy knee replacement lawsuits, and offer no-cost, no-obligation West Virginia DePuy knee case review for persons who match this description. To discuss your situation in detail with an attorney and to learn about DePuy knee lawsuit time limits in West Virginia, please complete our online contact form. One of our attorneys handling DePuy knee defect claims in West Virginia will contact you promptly.
Many persons in West Virginia affected by defective DePuy joint replacement parts wonder if filing a DePuy knee lawsuit will result in meaningful compensation for their family. DePuy knee lawsuits will not be class action lawsuits in which those who file a claim can expect only a small, symbolic settlement. On the contrary, lawyers handling West Virginia DePuy knee defect claims believe persons and family members of persons who have suffered from complications of defective DePuy knee replacement system, including pain, instability, the need for revision surgery, bone loss, or other DePuy knee problems may be entitled to significant compensation. While West Virginia DePuy knee claims will likely be consolidated in a Federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL), each will be handled on its own merit and compensation will be determined based on the degree of suffering of each plaintiff.
We will represent all West Virginia residents involved in a Federal Court knee failure claim on a contingency basis, meaning our attorneys charge never charge any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our DePuy knee lawyers handling West Virginia cases will contact you to answer any of your questions.
Read below to find answers to common DePuy lawsuit questions that apply to most DePuy knee claims from West Virginia. To speak about your circumstances in detail, contact our firm. Our team of attorneys handling DePuy knee lawsuit claims of those from West Virginia provide free, no obligation defective West Virginia DePuy knee case review. Simply contact our firm and one of our experienced lawyers handling DePuy knee lawsuit claims will contact you to answer your questions, completely free of charge.
The majority of our medical device and drug cases are handled as a MDL, or Multi-District Litigation in federal court, where each plaintiff receives a settlement based upon the individual injuries and damages incurred by each plaintiff. In 2013, DePuy settled the ASR hip replacement MDL for $2.5 billion for approximately 8,300 plaintiffs, an average of more than $300,000 per plaintiff. These cases are generally not filed in West Virginia, but instead through the Federal Courts.
Any person or family member of a person residing in West Virginia who had a DePuy knee replacement system implanted and was forced to undergo revision surgery or suffered other serious DePuy knee complications may be eligible to make a claim by filing a knee replacement lawsuit against DePuy. However, it is extremely unlikely the DePuy knee lawsuit would be filed in West Virginia
In most cases, no. Because of the likelihood that DePuy knee failure lawsuits will be consolidated into a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in a federal court where one or more of the initial DePuy knee failure lawsuits has been filed. Most people with a West Virginia claim will be better off with a firm that has medical device MDL experience and the resources to battle a multi-billion dollar, multi-national conglomerate. We have strong relationships with other law firms and attorneys throughout the country and never hesitate to enlist the services of other attorneys when it is in the best interests of our clients.
The most important thing is to hire a law firm with which you are comfortable. You will only have one chance at winning a DePuy knee lawsuit. If choosing a West Virginia lawyer to file a DePuy lawsuit makes you most comfortable, that may be the right choice for you. Remember, your DePuy knee case with a West Virginia lawyer does not have your desired outcome, you will not be able to hire a different DePuy knee lawsuit attorney and try again.
Most states have DePuy knee lawsuit time limits; For a complete explanation of the specific time limits applicable to your case, please fill out the form at right and one of our attorneys will contact you as quickly as possible, usually within the hour.
We will always listen to your circumstances and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation.
We are committed to representing all persons involved in a West Virginia DePuy knee recall claims on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. To access your free, no-obligation consultation, use the online chat feature or contact form on this site. One of our lawyers handling West Virginia DePuy knee claims will contact you to answer any of your questions.
No particular demographic of patient is more or less at risk for requiring revision surgery. Several DePuy knee replacement systems have been found likely to fail early. Anyone who has a DePuy knee implanted is at risk for suffering severe pain, instability, or another severe symptom requiring DePuy knee revision surgery.
If a member of your family suffered a serious injury or health problem as a result of a defective product or dangerous drug, long-term, or even life-long, medical care may be required. This could be incredibly expensive and since medical costs are continually rising may be largely unknown at the time of settlement or trial. If a member of your family died due to a defective product or dangerous drug, no amount of money can undo that wrong. It is our fervent hope that every defective products, drug or other medication lawsuit we file can serve to make the manufacturer take note of the loss and pain its product has caused. When that fails to make a company take action in the form of a product recall, greater warnings about its use and ultimately making safer products, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in all too many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that makes a company become a better corporate citizen.
Lawyers handling West Virginia DePuy knee cases have a long track record of success in achieving justice on behalf of American families harmed by multinational pharmaceutical conglomerates. Our experienced defective joint replacement lawyers have seen the aftereffects of numerous recalls of defective medical devices, including DePuy's major hip recall in 2010. Cognizant of the very serious nature of West Virginia DePuy knee claims, this national drug and medical products liability litigation law firm is offering its significant resources to provide clients with the best DePuy knee attorney representation possible, regardless of where you reside.
We believe persons and family members of persons who were harmed by medical device defects may be eligible for real compensation for the pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost income and other damages suffered by filing a claim against DePuy. DePuy has yet to warn consumers of the risk associated with early failure rates of its popular knee systems. DePuy has a history of delaying recalls until forced to do so. Critics of the company's hip recall process contend the company waited too long to recall the faulty devices. Thousands of Americans had defective joint systems implanted, long after company officials were aware of the risk. We believe that filing lawsuits against DePuy is the only effective method to seek compensation for the harm resulting from defective DePuy knee systems.
Our defective knee attorneys will provide a free case review to persons who suffered from early failure of a DePuy knee and who were forced to undergo revision surgery. Our attorneys provide experienced legal representation without fee unless they collect for their clients.
We will represent all persons involved in West Virginia DePuy knee claims on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. Anyone whose DePuy knee implant failed prematurely and required revision surgery or is a family member of such a person is eligible to receive a free, no-obligation case review from our attorneys. Simply contact our firm through the online contact form or the chat feature and one of our DePuy knee attorneys will contact you promptly to discuss your case.