DePuy Orthopaedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, issued a recall of its ASR XL Acetabular Hip System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. These systems first became available in July 2003.
The recall comes after the two products have been shown to have higher-than-expected rates of patients needing a second hip-replacement procedure or revision surgery. Revision surgery is needed when an artificial hip doesn’t fit properly, is causing pain, and the patient has difficulty walking.
Recent studies show that five years after implantation, approximately 12 percent of patients (one in eight) who had received the ASR resurfacing device and 13 percent of patients (one in eight) who had received the ASR total hip replacement have undergone revision surgery.
If you are experiencing pain or have required surgery after a DePuy Hip Replacement, you need to be evaluated by your surgeon and you need to discuss your legal options.
At Pope McGlamry our product liability attorneys are presently investigating DePuy Hip Replacement claims. If you suffer chronic pain, limited mobility, or difficulty walking due to a hip replacement, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.
Contact our Georgia DePuy Hip Replacement lawyers to discuss your potential lawsuit. We will evaluate your claim and explain your legal options.
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 is not affiliated with DePuy Orthopaedics, Johnson & Johnson, or their distributors.