DePuy ASR Recall Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has experienced any problems as a result of a DePuy ASR hip recall product, you may be able to file a DePuy hip lawsuit seeking compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. Contact one of our hip replacement recall lawyers today for a free and confidential DePuy ASR hip lawsuit evaluation.
The DePuy ASR hip replacement recall may not be the only DePuy hip recall. Recent research suggests that the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement suffers from similar defects. Thus, a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement recall may be forthcoming. If you were affected by the DePuy ASR hip implant recall, contact one of our attorneys today for advice about filing a DePuy recall lawsuit.
DePuy ASR Hip Recall History
On August 24, 2010, Johnson & Johnson issued a worldwide hip recall of both the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, after data revealed that both DePuy ASR hip replacement products have excessively high failure rates. The ASR hip replacement implants that were the subject of the artificial hip recall are manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Following the DePuy hip replacement recall, the company advised consumers who received a DePuy ASR hip replacement product to contact their surgeons and undergo annual monitoring.
Defective ASR Hip Replacement Implants Subject To Recall
The two DePuy ASR hip replacement devices at issue in the DePuy hip recall were the ASR XL Acetabular System, which is a hip socket used in traditional total hip replacement surgeries and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, which is a partial hip replacement intended to preserve the bone. After receiving reports suggesting that one in eight patients implanted with a DePuy ASR hip replacement device would need a second surgery within five years, the DePuy ASR hip recall was issued. Evidence suggests that the hip implant recall is likely to have a greater impact on women who received a DePuy ASR hip replacement.
Side Effects Caused By Defective DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Implants
In addition to an increased likelihood of having to undergo revision surgery, other side effects caused by a defective DePuy ASR hip implant include hip pain, infection, bone fracture, dislocation, metal sensitivity, tissue damage as a result of metal debris, and difficulty walking. Due to the severity of these side effects, the DePuy ASR recall was issued, which has prompted many individuals to take legal action by filing a DePuy hip replacement recall lawsuit.