I had a hip replacement and I believe the hip is defective. What are my legal rights?

I’m very sorry to hear that you may have been implanted with a defective hip. In 2010, the FDA ordered a very popular hip replacement system called DePuy to be recalled. The FDA discovered that a number of the hips were defective, and the patients required another surgery to remove the device and replace it with a new device.
If you are having issues with your hip replacement, you should consult with your physician. It is possible there is nothing wrong with the hip – you may simply need physical therapy or other issues may be involved. However, in some cases the issue lies with the hip itself. If the problem is with the device, unfortunately you may need to undergo corrective surgery.
In the case of the DePuy hip, the hips were poorly designed. It also was criticized because of the metals that were used to manufacture the device. In some patients the metal-on-metal design resulted in metal splinters peeling off and becoming embedded in the surrounding tissue. This resulted in pain and inflammation for many patients. In addition, in some patients the hip device resulted in metal poisoning. Thousands of patients who were implanted with the DePuy hip had to undergo corrective surgeries.
If you have had a hip replaced, and you believe the device that was implanted is defective, you need to speak with an attorney. You have a legal right to compensation for your damages. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.