KNEE & HIP REPLACEMENT CLASS ACTION NOTICE
Class action lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson and Depuy from the failure of their knee joint and hip replacement products.
Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (or UHMWPE) is a highly specialized type of plastic used as a small insert for total knee replacements devices. Many of these inserts were unfortunately defective. They broke down quickly or cracked into pieces. Investigating attorneys believe that the use of gamma radiation to sterilize the knee replacements caused this.
The first symptoms will be an extremely sore and swollen kneeor hip. The patient will then have to undergo surgery to remove the insert and replace it with a new one. Research suggests that there may also be health effects from the plastics breaking down in the body.
If you or a member of your family has a Johnson & Johnson/Depuy Knee Prosthesis made of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, you may qualify have a class action claim claim.
It appears that some manufacturers were aware of this problem and sold the products anyway. These types of blatant negligent violations tend to historically lead to large six or seven figure settlements for victims, however at this time we cannot make precise settlement estimates.
In America today there are thousands of class actions and billions of dollars in unclaimed monies available for victims. If you have been wronged by a major corporation, you may be entitled to compensation for treatments and pain and suffering.
Class-Action-Lawsuits.com is a service to help individual victims and their families find updated information and help through our network of class action attorneys. If you qualify, help may just be a click away.