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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Defective Medical Device May Affect Atlanta, Georgia Residents

Two types of hip implants have been recalled: the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System, a hip socket replacement, and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System, both manufactured by DePuy Orthopedics and put on the market in 2005. The implants are causing serious, painful problems for recipients, and additional surgeries have been necessary to correct the problems caused by these defective implants. If you have been harmed, or a loved one has died, due to a defective product, you may need the assistance of a product liability attorney, such as the ones at The Cochran Firm’s Atlanta office. Our attorneys have the knowledge and resources necessary to fight these complex cases, and we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation to which you are entitled.

At this time, it is believed there is a design defect in the DePuy Hip Implants, and it is difficult to properly position the metal-on-metal hip implants. When the implant is improperly placed, the metal particles can loosen and inflame surrounding tissue, which can lead to bone loss. This causes serious pain and often results in additional surgery to repair the problem.

In August 2010, a recall of the defective medical devices was announced after several studies confirmed the DePuy implants had an "unreasonably high rate of failure." At the time of this writing, over 93,000 of the implants have been recalled.

Our Atlanta, Georgia product liability attorneys stand ready to hear the details of your case and advise you on how to proceed. Please contact The Cochran Firm in Atlanta, Georgia today to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation so we may hear your story and begin our work to get you the compensation you deserve.

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