DePuy Hip Replacement
Company Orders Recall of Two Hip Replacement Systems Due to High Risk of Replacement or Revision Surgery
Defective DePuy hip replacement devices can lead to patient side effects and require revision or replacement surgeries for patients who received the defective hip implant devices.
DePuy hip patients have legal options to seek compensation from those responsible for their injury. You can obtain important information from our lawyers about your legal rights by completing the form on this page.
On August 20, 2010, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson announced that their orthopedics unit, DePuy Orthopaedics, was recalling the company’s ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing devices.
According to a company spokesman, approximately 93,000 patients had received the defective hip implant devices subject to the DePuy hip recall.
High Failure Rates
According to data compiled by the National Joint Registry of England and Wales, patients who received the ASR hip devices faced higher than average risk rates for revision and replacement surgeries.
The study showed that between 12 and 13 percent of patients who had received either the ASR or ASR XL hip components required replacement surgeries within five years of implantation. The study also indicated that women were more likely than man to require revision or replacement.
ASR and ASR XL Hip Component Problems
Patients who received the defective DePuy hip implant devices have reported a number of symptoms, including pain and swelling as well as difficulties in walking, climbing steps and getting in and out of cars.
These symptoms may be indicating that the DePuy hip system implants have created problems such as:
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If you have experienced complications from a DePuy ASR hip implant, our defective medical device lawyers may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries and other legal relief.
Please complete the form on this page to have your possible DePuy hip lawsuit reviewed by our firm.
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