DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits
In August 2010, manufacturers of the DePuy Hip Replacement device issued a recall on their ASR XL Acetubular Systems and their ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems.
There are very high failure rates among these products.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective DePuy Hip Replacement system, contact the defective products lawyers at the Edwards Law Firm by calling 1-800-304-9246 to explore your legal options.
DEFECTIVE DEPUY HIP REPLACEMENT DEVICES
DePuy Orthopedics gave the following statement with regard to the hip replacement recall:
“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 Orthopedics 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 DePuy ASR Hip Replacement system was recalled because pieces of the system were known to come loose. One out of eight patients who received a DePuy hip replacement needed to have a subsequent surgery to repair or replace the device within five years.
SIDE EFFECTS OF DEFECTIVE DEPUY HIP REPLACEMENT DEVICES
The loose components of a defective DePuy hip replacement system can cause any of the following adverse side effects:
- Popping and grinding
- Metal sensitivity
- Bone fracture
- Depositing of metal fragments in the bloodstream
High metal ion levels in the bloodstream can cause pseudotumors, which are often life-threatening.
DEFECTIVE DEPUY HIP REPLACEMENT LAWSUIT
If you or a loved one is experiencing problems after having a total hip replacement surgery, call the defective product attorneys at the Edwards Law Firm as soon as possible to see if DePuy was at fault.
Call us today at 1-800-304-9246 for a free and confidential case evaluation. We charge no upfront costs and your initial consultation is also free of charge.