Hip Products – DePuy

Scharf v. DePuy Orthopaedics et al

Nova Scotia Supreme Court File: Hfx No. 342055

Wagners has filed a proposed class proceeding on behalf of individuals were implanted with a DePuy Hip Implant between July 2003 to the date of certification. The action was filed on January 11, 2011 in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Halifax.

DePuy implants were developed in order to reconstruct human hip joints afflicted with conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, or fracture. They are designed to last for an average of 15 or more years.

It is alleged that for at least two years the Defendants knew, contrary to their marketing campaigns, that a disproportionately high number of DePuy implants were failing and causing harm to patients. Complaints to Health Canada and the US FDA included component loosening, misalignment, dislocation and fracture, and the creation of abnormal or excessive metal debris in the hip socket. This metal debris could spread to surrounding tissue, causing severe inflammation and damage. The failure of the DePuy implants often requires complicated, expensive and painful revision surgery to correct.

Wagners is presently accepting enquiries from residents of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick who have suffered adverse effects, debilitating injuries or permanent disability as a result of being fitted with a defective and faulty DePuy hip omplant.

If you, or a member of your family, have suffered problems or issues with the implant, or were required to have the device explanted as a result of the DePuy hip implant and injury or other losses have resulted, you may be eligible for inclusion as a Class Member in the proposed class action lawsuits.

To inform us of your interest and determine if you qualify for inclusion in Wagners’ proposed class action, please fill out this registration form. If you have any concerns or questions please contact us by phone or email at [email protected].

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