DePuy Hip lawsuits increase after judicial decision to consolidate cases in U.S. district court in northern Ohio. ASR XL Acetabular & Hip Resurfacing System problems persist.
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.
DePuy Hips Linked to High Failure Rate
January 13, 2011 – In response to a judicial panel ruling that all DePuy hip cases around the country should be consolidated under Judge David A. Katz, who presides over a U.S. district court in northern Ohio, a growing number of individuals are filing lawsuits against DePuy Orthopaedics over defective artificial hip replacement devices. At the time of the decision, seven cases were transferred to Katz. But in recent weeks, dozens more have flowed in as lawsuits continue to be filed against DePuy.
What’s the problem with the DePuy Hip?
Three issues with the ASR XL Acetabular & Hip Resurfacing System that lead to pain and symptoms include (but are not limited to):
- The hip implant may detach from the bone
- The bone may have fractured
- The parts which make up the hip may be misaligned
Do I have a DePuy Hip Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in defective DePuy hip implant lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Issue cases in all 50 states.