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Possible August 2013 Deadline Ahead for North Carolina DePuy ASR Hip Recall Lawsuits, Product Liability Lawyer Ben Cochran Says
Date:8/17/2013

Raleigh, N.C. (PRWEB) August 17, 2013

North Carolina product liability attorney Ben Cochran today warned patients who received the recalled DePuy ASR XL Acetubular Hip System to pay attention to what could be a deadline for taking legal action against the metal-on-metal hip implant’s manufacturer.

According to Cochran, North Carolina law provides a three-year statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury claim based on an alleged product defect. In other words, a party alleging injury and loss due to the product defect must file a lawsuit within three years after the injury occurred or when a person would have reasonably known about the injury.

For those in North Carolina who believe they may have suffered harm from a DePuy ASR all-metal hip implant, according to Cochran, the three-year statute of limitations could possibly be interpreted as ending on August 23, 2013, or three years from August 24, 2010 – the date on which DePuy announced a voluntary recall of the medical device.

“Every situation is different,” Cochran said. “For patients who received this recalled hip implant, what is important is that they contact an attorney who can fully evaluate their situation, including calculating the time period in which they can bring a claim.

“If a person doesn’t act within the time period that applies to their claim, they could lose their right to seek compensation,” he added.

According to information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), last up
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