Hip Replacements Can Lead to Devastating Consequences
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Thousands of people across the country suffering from complications associated with hip implant surgery have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of these devices. If you are thinking of taking legal action as well, here are some of the things you should know.
Plaintiffs in many hip implant lawsuits are alleging that the manufacturers designed faulty products and failed to warn patients of the risks. DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is one example. A jury awarded six plaintiffs more than $1 billion in December in a lawsuit against DePuy, marking the second major verdict against the manufacturer. Another jury awarded a group of five plaintiffs more than $500 million in a suit against DePuy in 2015.
If you have suffered complications after hip implant surgery, you may be able to obtain compensation for the “damages,” or losses, you have suffered due to those complications. Below are just some of the damages you may be able to recover through a lawsuit.