My hip replacement, a DePuy ASR, has been recalled? I had my surgery in Nashville 3 years ago and it has given me a lot of trouble. What is my deadline for taking legal action?
You have what is known as a product liability claim, and under Tennessee law you have one year from the date you discover or reasonably should discover that you have a problem related to a defective hip. Exactly when your rights expire depends on when you knew or should have known of the condition, but certainly it is no later than one year after you received the recall letter.
Failure to take appropriate legal action within the period required by law will result in a loss of your rights.
Our firm has filed several of these cases and is investigating several more. We will be happy to discuss this matter with you. There is no charge for an initial consultation.