In addition to an increased likelihood of having to undergo revision surgery, another serious side effect caused by defective DePuy ASR hip replacement products includes the potential for significant bone injuries.
DePuy Hip Update 1/23/13: Newly disclosed court documents have revealed that a 2011 internal investigation conducted by Johnson & Johnson on its much-troubled DePuy ASR hip implant estimated that the device would fail within five years in nearly 40% of recipients. For reasons still unclear, the company failed to make this information public while simultaneously downplaying the potential health complications associated with its metal-on-metal hip. Click here to learn more.
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What’s the problem?
The DePuy ASR Acetabular Cup System is a metal-on-metal hip component used in traditional hip replacement in the United States. The ASR hip resurfacing system – which is used in a popular alternative to traditional hip replacement – has not been approved in the U.S. but has been used abroad.
It is believed that a design flaw with the DePuy metal hip implant exists, which makes them difficult to implant at the proper angle and prone to fail. If the metal-on-metal hip replacement is improperly positioned, it could cause small particles of metal to cause inflammatory reactions, impacting the surrounding tissue in the hip joint and loss of bone. This can cause DePuy ASR hip complications to leave patients with lasting problems and surgery to remove the hip implant can be more complex.
Individuals with a small stature – such as women and those with weak bones – may be more susceptible to failure of DePuy ASR hip implants. However, potential lawsuits are being pursued for all individuals who have experienced complications after their hip surgery.
Do I have a DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Bone Injury Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in defective DePuy hip implant bone injury lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.