DePuy Hip Implant Litigation
On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, recalled its ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System. The DePuy hip implants were recalled due to high levels of metal ions being released into surrounding tissue causing tissue damage, pseudotumors, osteolysis, loosening, pain and, in certain situations, the need for revision surgeries to remove and replace the hip implant.
Since before the August 2010 recall, published articles and FDA complaints have highlighted the design flaws in the DePuy hip implants. Even the company noted that the DePuy hip implants were being recalled because of data indicating that the implants needed to be replaced at a rate more than twice the industry average. Dr. Stephen Graves, the director of an Australian implant database, was quoted as saying the DePuy hip implants failed at a significantly higher rate than hip implants manufactured by other companies.
If you received a DePuy ASR hip implant, you may be able to recover financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and other economic losses. Please contact us to speak with one of our experienced DePuy hip implant lawyers.
Articles & Publications:
- Metal Hips Failing Fast Report Says
- Hip Implant Complaints Surge Even as the Dangers Are Studied
- DePuy Hip Recall Loopholes Lead to Questions Over Implant Safety and Efficacy
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Makers Told to Study More Data