Global Pharmaceutical Company Johnson & Johnson Issues Recall of Two DePuy Hip Implant Devices
Our lawyers are currently investigating cases of men and women who received DePuy ASR or DePuy ASR XL hip implants. The two devices were recalled in August 2010 due to significant hip implant system failure rates.
Even if your devices have not failed, you may be eligible to seek compensation from the company who manufactured the defective hip implant components. Please complete the form on this page to obtain important information about your legal rights and options.
Between 2003 and 2010, approximately 93,000 men and women requiring hip replacement surgery received devices marketed by DePuy Orthopaedics, the medical device division of Johnson & Johnson. Tragically, a number of these patients have found their devices failing or causing pain and mobility problems.
A study conducted by the National Joint Registry of England and Wales (NJR) regarding two DePuy devices—the ASR hip resurfacing system and the ASR XL acetabular systems—showed that patients who received a DePuy hip system faced a 12-13 percent higher failure rate that required revision or secondary hip surgeries.
After a review of the NJR report—which as of September 2010 had not yet been released to the public—the pharmaceutical company issued a worldwide recall of the devices and began to reach out to patients who received DePuy devices.
Symptoms of Defective DePuy Hip Components
Patients with the failed DePuy devices will experience symptoms similar to those they encountered before undergoing hip replacement surgery, including pain and swelling in their hip. DePuy hip replacement failures can also cause patients to develop significant mobility problems with daily activities and difficulties climbing up and down steps and getting in and out of cars.
Health Complications for DePuy ASR and ASR XL Patients
The men and women with the defective DePuy ASR hip implant devices can suffer a number of injuries caused by the defective hip system devices. These injuries include:
These injuries all require surgery to correct, which mean that DePuy hip implants must endure additional hospitalizations, dependence on friends and family members while they recover from the procedure, and painful rehabilitation to recover normal hip function.
Get Help from Weitz & Luxenberg
If you have experienced complications from a DePuy hip implant, our defective medical device lawyers may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and other legal relief.
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