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I am one of the people who has a recalled DePuy ASR hip implant.   Indeed, both of my hips have this system and both now need to be replaced.   What are my rights?  What is my case worth?

A total hip replacement replaces the body’s natural joint with an artificial one, usually made out of metal and plastic. A typical total hip replacement system consists of four separate components: (1) a femoral stem (2) a femoral head, (3) a liner, and (4) an acetabular shell. The surgeon hollows out a patient’s femur bone and the femoral stem is implanted. The femoral head is a metal ball that is fixed on top of the femoral stem. The femoral head forms the hip joint when it is placed inside the polyethylene liner and acetabular shell.

The DePuy ASR is a type of  artificial hip replacement system.  The first components of the system was approved for use by the FDA in late 2003.  Other components or related systems were approved for use in later years. 

I was hurt in a car wreck last year. I having been talking with the other driver’s insurance company and they tell me that they are going to make me a settlement offer. How much time do I have to file a lawsuit in the event I don’t get the case settled on my own?

In Tennessee you ordinarily have one year from the date of a car or truck accident to file suit against the responsible parties. Do not assume you have more time unless a lawyer familiar with all of the facts advises you that you have more than one year.  Failure to file suit on time will result in a loss of your rights.

However, you should not wait until the eve of the one-year deadline to contact a lawyer. A lawyer needs time to conduct an investigation and do the paperwork necessary to file a lawsuit.

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