DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit
DePuy Orthopedics, a division of Johnson and Johnson, has issued a worldwide recall of its “metal-on-metal” ASR XL Acetabular System for Total Hip Replacement. This recall came after a determination that the these Hip Implants fail at an alarming rate. These “metal-on-metal” hip implants can shed particles into the patient causing serious, painful reactions, often leading to further surgery.
DePuy has released the following statement to the public:
“Data recently received by the company shows that more people than expected who received the ASR Hip System experienced pain and other symptoms that led to a second hip replacement surgery, called a revision surgery. For this reason, DePuy Orthopaedics is voluntarily recalling its ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. This recall means additional testing and treatment may be necessary to ensure the hip is functioning well. In some cases, patients may need additional surgery.”
The Mass Tort Medical Device Team at the Dugan Law Firm has a long history of handling defective orthopedic device cases such as Sulzer Hip and Knee Implants, Zimmer/Stryker Hip Implants, Calaxo Orthopedic Screw cases, and others. We have several attorneys at your disposal if you wish to discuss your Hip Implant surgery.
If you or a loved one have undergone total hip replacement surgery, please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation to determine whether you have a claim for financial compensation against DePuy.