Unfortunately, it sounds like you may have a statute if limitations problem. Unless you commence a lawsuit within the requisite period of time you can not proceed. This time period can be extended by the continuous treatment doctrine but it appears that you stopped treating with the original doctor a long time ago. This is a very unfortunate situation. You should still speak with a malpractice attorney in your state and have he/she give you a reason why this can't be pursued.
There are all kinds of defective hip lawsuits going on with Depuy, Stryker, etc. Always best to Google 'defective hip lawsuit" for a list of lawyers handling these cases.
Without doubt you've sustained a very bad medical result. Medical malpractice law comes out and states that there is not recovery for a bad medical result. Medical malpractice requires more. To have a valid medical malpractice case you must have, in hand, a written medical narrative signed by a physician clearly spelling out the elements of medical malpractice. Here are those elements: [Click-Blue-Link-Below]
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