Nashville DePuy Hip Implant Attorneys -Tennessee Hip Implant Lawyers
David Randolph Smith
David Randolph Smith Edmund J. Schmidt III
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DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

DePuy Hip Implant Recall and Patient Lawsuits

On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, announced the recall of its hip implants known as the ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing systems. Up to one in eight patients may be forced to undergo revision surgery due to a high early failure rate with the DePuy ASR artificial hip. The ASR hip has been implanted in 13,000 patients worldwide.

DePuy Delayed Recall

The recall of DePuy comes just moments after DePuy stated it was phasing out the artificial hip implant and follows two years of complaints the ASR hip was failing in patients requiring costly and painful revision operations.

Some orthopedic physicians expressed dismay at DePuy for not halting sales earlier. DePuy has reportedly blamed surgeons for the failures, claiming they implanted them improperly. In response, some surgeons have stated that they believe the device contains a design flaw.

DePuy Hip Lawsuits

Patients have filed lawsuits seeking compensation for their pain, suffering, and other physical injuries, cost of replacement surgery and other financial difficulties as a result of the failure of their DePuy hip implant. The complaints charge that DePuy concealed from patients and physicians that its ASR hip implant was defective.

Contact Personal Injury Tennessee Hip Implant Attorney | Lawyer

If you or a family member have had to undergo replacement surgery for a defective DePuy hip implant or have been told your ASR hip must be replaced, please contact all the Nashville law firm of David Randolph Smith & Associates at (615) 742-1775 to speak with a respected personal injury and wrongful death attorney.

Our firm has successfully represented patients in individual defective drug and medical device cases, helping obtain settlements for victims who received faulty devices and drugs.

We welcome the opportunity to review your claim. We will respond promptly and there is no charge or obligation on your part to retain our firm as your attorney

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David Randolph Smith is Certified as a Civil Litigation Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.

Mr. Smith is also certified as a Medical Malpractice Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.

He was formerly a professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School for five years and taught Torts -- the legal course in law school that covers the law of negligence, accident and injury.

Certification requires proof that the attorney is in good standing, is substantially involved in litigating and trying cases (including minimum trial day requirements), has met continuing legal education requirements and has been subjected to peer review by persons against whom they have tried cases, as well as judges before whom they have appeared.

Fewer than 1% of Tennessee's attorneys are certified as Civil Trial Specialists and only 10 attorneys are certified as Medical Malpractice Specialists.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your case and provide legal advice with confidentially and free of charge.

The Nashville personal injury and medical malpractice law firm of David Randolph Smith & Associates serves clients throughout Tennessee in communities such as Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Johnson City, Franklin, Hendersonville, Bartlett, Cleveland, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Lebanon, Brentwood, Springfield, Dickson, Davidson County, Shelby County, Knox County, Hamilton County, Rutherford County, Williamson County, Robertson County, Cheatham County, Maury County and Montgomery County. We also serve clients in Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Illinois. AL, KY, IN, MS, IL.

Breaking News

December 28, 2011. The New York Times published an article, "The High Cost of Failing Artificial Hips" discussing the potential risks of DePuy and Zimmer metal-on-metal artificial hips. David Randolph Smith & Associates is representing clients in filed suits against DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., for injuries they suffered after receiving a defective all-metal hip implant, sold under the brand names DePuy ASR XL Acetabular and Pinnacle Systems.

"These "metal on metal" implants have reportedly had high rates of loosening, failure, and dangerous metal debris release, which have caused patients extreme pain and forced many to undergo a second surgery to remove the implant. The complaints charge that DePuy was aware its ASR hip implant was failing at a high rate, yet continued to manufacture and sell the product to unsuspecting physicians and patients.

Reported estimates show that the failure rate of the DePuy ASR may be as high as 13%, which is substantially greater than the generally accepted standard of no more than five percent of patients requiring revision surgery within five years of implantation. The true failure rate of the DePuy ASR may climb higher in the coming years as doctors and their patients come to realize that their implants are failing.

Dr. Art Sedrakyan, a researcher at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, stated today in the New York Times that, "There is no data on the number of all-metal hips that have failed prematurely in this country because the outcomes of orthopedic procedures are not formally tracked by the government or private companies. But extrapolating from overseas data and the estimate of metal hip use here, tens of thousands of patients in the United States may have to undergo operations over the next decade to replace the implants."

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