DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Lawyer
In September of 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics issued a recall of its ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing Platforms. The recall was spurred by data that showed a revision surgery rate of about 13 percent for those with the ASR XL system and of about 12 percent for those with the ASR resurfacing system, reports the news provider.
At Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C., our Georgia attorneys are presently investigating DePuy hip replacement claims.
If you suffer chronic pain or have difficulty walking due after a defective hip replacement, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Our Atlanta and Columbus lawyers have extensive experience with product liability claims, specifically those involving defective medical devices.
Manufacturers are required by law to practice certain safety requirements and quality control measures to ensure that the products they produce are safe for public use. If a personal injury occurs due to product defects, manufactures can be held liable for the damages their defective products cause.
To discuss your potential DePuy hip replacement recall lawsuit, contact our Georgia product liability lawyers today. We will explain your legal options.
DePuy Hip Replacement Recall
DePuy Orthopaedics, acquired by Johnson & Johnson, issued a voluntary recall of its ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing Platforms that were implanted after July 2003. If a patient had a hip surgery prior to July 2003, those patients are not affected by the recall.
DePuy cites that the reason for its recall is the unexpected number of complaints of pain and other symptoms by patients who have received either a total hip replacement or an ASR Hip Resurfacing Platform. Further, DePuy states that their studies have shown that 1 in 8 patients who received the ASR resurfacing device required a second (revision) surgery, while 1 in 8 of patients who received the total hip replacement surgery required a revision surgery.
Possible Complications of DePuy Hip Implants
The defective design of the ASR hip replacement cup, which is shallower than similar hip replacement devices, is responsible for many of the product’s problems. The ASR hip replacement cup doesn’t always affix to the bone as intended. Too often, this results in a “loose cup” that must be revised, or removed and replaced by a corrective surgery.
The DePuy ASR hip replacement implant is a metal-on-metal hip replacement system. These defective hip implants can shed metal particles and debris into the body as they wear. That debris can cause severe inflammatory reactions in some patients, damaging muscles and soft tissue and lead to bone loss. As a result, a second corrective hip replacement surgery is often required to replace the defective hip device soon after implant.
Contact our Atlanta and Columbus DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Lawyer
If you or a loved one had a DePuy ASR hip replacement system device implanted and have suffered complications, or experienced a hip replacement failure requiring revision surgery, you may be entitled to recover significant damages from the defective product manufacturers, DePuy Orthopaedics.
At Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C., our experienced medical product liability lawyers are holding the DePuy hip implant manufacturers accountable by filing defective product liability lawsuits on behalf of American families who have experienced complications from defective DePuy hip replacement devices.
Do you suffer pain or have difficulty walking due to a defective hip replacement? Contact our Georgia DePuy hip replacement recall lawyers.
Disclaimer: All use of the ASR mark is for informational and product identification purposes only. This post should not be taken as either medical or legal advice, but instead should act as a resource in providing general information that may be useful to the general public. Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C. is not affiliated with the medical device manufacturers DePuy Orthopaedics, Johnson & Johnson or their distributors.