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.
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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.
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