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Metal on Metal DePuy Hip Implant Complications

The DePuy implant had been on the market for 7 years before it was recalled. Tens of thousands of patients had to replace the DePuy hip by undergoing painful and often difficult surgeries.  Many even developed life threatening complications similar to those Larry experienced which are described in this video. The problem with the DePuy implant specifically is it has a metal ball which rubs against another piece of metal. After time and continuous rubbing of metal on metal, the implants begins to shed pieces of cobalt and chromium. These can often break into surrounding areas of tissue and can potentially contaminate the blood with metal thus leading to greater issues. The company Johnson and Johnson as well as the FDA allegedly knew about this problem long before the product was recalled and are no undergoing many law suits for these complications. 

Legal Commentary
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the dangerous or crippling effects of the DePuy ASR hip implant. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because the implant, we encourage you to consult with one of our Hip Implant attorneys as soon as possible. Although no amount of money can compensate for permanent physical damage, a successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and will hopefully help compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead hip implant lawyer, Majed Nachawati at, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing hip implant victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

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