1 out of 8 people who have received an ASR hip replacement with implant devices supplied by DePuy Orthopedic may suffer a hip replacement failure and require hip revision surgery
Free Hip Revision Surgery Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has suffered from a defective hip implant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What is Hip Revision Surgery?
A revision surgery on an artificial joint is one in which a medical device implant has failed and needs to be replaced. This is a serious issue, as revision surgeries are almost always more significant than the original surgery, involve more blood and bone loss, a longer rehabilitation and recovery time, and a diminished likelihood of a successful outcome. The reasons for the hip failure can be many, and are not always clear. The type of implant, the age and activity level of the patient, current symptoms or problems, and the original reason for the joint replacement are among the questions that need to be answered when determining the cause of a medical implant device failure.
DePuy Hip Failure
DePuy ASR hip implant studies have found that there are “classic” symptoms associated with a failed device. Patients and their surgeons are reporting the following symptoms:
- Continuing hip, groin, leg, or low-back pain;
- Audible clicking, clacking, or crunching sounds coming from the ASR device;
- The sensation that one’s hip is not “in place,” especially when starting a movement, such as standing up or starting to walk;
- Marked declines in ability to do physical activities; and
- Increased metabolic activity near the location of the implanted device, as shown on a bone scan
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.
Do I have a Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury & Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in faulty hip replacement lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.