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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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