DePuy established a claims process immediately hoping that recipients would choose not to file lawsuits instead. But DePuy have only offered to reimburse “reasonable and customary” expenses that are related to your hip device. Each claim is subject to an eligibility review and the amount recipients would receive is solely up to the company.What's worse, evidence you sign over to DePuy might be used against you to devalue your claim.
Seeing a lawyer would help you in recovering compensatory damages DePuy has a legal obligation to give.These are some of the damages a lawsuit can help you get:
Medical costs: hospital bills, physical therapy, follow-up appointments with your doctor, hiring a caregiver, tests on your hip (including blood tests, x-rays, and an MRI), and revision surgery.
Travel costs: costs related to travel to and from your doctor, medical specialist, or any other place you travel to for tests and/or treatment related to the ASR recall.
Pain and suffering: mental anguish, physical pain, the inability to enjoy your life as you once did, loss of independence, and damaged relationships.
Loss of income: past, present, and future lost wages related to your ASR testing, treatment, and recovery.
Disfigurement and scarring: caused by your revision surgery.
If you had undergone a hip replacement surgery after July 2003, you could be a recipient of a DePuy hip implant. Your orthopedist and even the hopital where your hip replacement surgery was performed could provide you with this information.To learn more about the DePuy case you can visit the hip replacement recall center.