Post-Settlement Advances for DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits

There has been a lot of news lately related to the DePuy hip replacement MDL cases. If you are an attorney litigating hip replacement lawsuits, you are well aware that even after a successful settlement, it can take numerous months before you actually receive payment of your legal fees. RD Legal Funding works exclusively with attorneys and their clients on post-settlement financing. Once we receive your application and necessary documentation, we can provide funding within a few days. We are uniquely positioned to provide quick access to your money to help bridge the gap while allowing you to grow and maintain your law practice.

Hopefully there will be a settlement in the near future and your hard work will be rewarded. Meanwhile, for any settled cases you are waiting to get paid on, our Fee Acceleration post-settlement funding product can provide the solution to your cash flow problems. Simply fill out the form to your right for a free consultation with one of our legal funding experts. Or if you would like to speak directly with one of our specialists, call RD Legal Funding directly at 1-800-565-5177.

About DePuy Hip Replacement Litigation

According to hip replacement lawsuits, DePuy started marketing their products (ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System) without properly testing their side effects. It is estimated that DePuy ASR's artificial hip was on the market for about 8 years and was used in approximately 93,000 individuals throughout the world (including 37,000 in the United States).

Hip replacements are supposed to last for about 15 years before replacement is necessary. However, a study in The Lancet, a famous British journal, revealed that depending on implant head size and age of the patient, the five year revision rate for metal on metal hips was 2-3 times higher in men and 3-4 times higher in women in comparison to other implants.

Between 2008 and August of 2010 (when the devices were recalled), the FDA fielded about 400 complaints from patients who experienced failure of their DePuy implants. DePuy began phasing out the devices in the fall of 2009, but not for safety reasons. According to company officials, sales were declining, which is why they began to phase out the hip implants. During trials, documents have emerged showing that a year before the recall, the company's internal studies showed premature device failure, which required repeat surgeries.

DePuy Hip Replacement Side Effects

Patients who experience device failure often endure extensive and painful side effects, which include: 

  • Pain caused by damaged or dead tissue and loss of bone around the joint
  • Trouble walking
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Side effects from metal shavings entering the blood stream, which include:
    • Metal poisoning
    • Kidney and bladder cancers
    • Pseudo tumors around the implant
    • Degenerative heart disease


Settlement Funding for Attorneys and Plaintiffs

If you are a plaintiff with a settled DePuy case, or an attorney with slow-paying DePuy settlements, RD Legal Funding can accelerate payment of your money. Our post-settlement financing solutions convert your settled legal receivables into immediate cash. To find out more about our lawsuit funding solutions, call us at 1-800-565-5177. Or fill out the brief form at the top of this page to set up a free consultation with one of our Fee Acceleration specialists.

 


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