Due to a high percentage of secondary hip surgeries, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. announced that it is pulling the ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System from the marketplace.
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.
Free Depuy Hip Replacement Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective hip replacement device, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
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.
DePuy Hip Recall
DePuy finally announced a recall of two DePuy ASR hip replacements because, simply put, they are inferior to better products on the market and had a woeful record of success, causing pain for many patients and requiring many to have revisionary surgery for a second hip replacement. A hip replacement is a serious thing. Getting a second hip replacement is that much more difficult and poses greater risks of complication and decreases the chance of a quality outcome.
Do I have a DePuy ASR Hip Replacement 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 replacement lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.