DePuy Hip Implant Litigation
On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, announced a worldwide recall of two hip implant systems—the ASR™ XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The XL Acetabular System is a hip socket used in traditional hip replacement, while the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System is a partial hip replacement system that involves placing a metal cap on the ball of the femur.
If they have not already experienced hip failure, patients with these implants may now need to undergo costly and painful revision surgery. The data now revealed shows the five year revision rate for the ASR™ XL Acetabular System is approximately 13 percent for the ASR™ XL Acetabular System, and approximately 12 percent for the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. The ASR systems have been under increasing scrutiny, reportedly due to their metal-on-metal bearings which can generate debris from wear, in turn causing tissue damage and inflammation in some patients.
Patients have suffered, and will continue to suffer severe injury, disability, lost wages, physical and mental pain and suffering, and possible death as a result of the defective implants. Wexler Wallace represents individuals affected by DePuy’s defective hip implant systems. We are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of patients affected by this recall, and we are prepared to devote our substantial resources through trial.
If you believe that you or a loved one may be affected by this recall, please contact us at 312.346.2222.
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