DePuy Hip Recall / Replacement
DePuy Orthopaedics, issued a recall of two kinds of hip replacement products. The DePuy hip replacement recall came after numerous patients had experienced DePuy hip replacement failures, requiring a second hip replacement. The hip replacement recall includes the recall of two different types of DePuy hip replacement products: the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System, and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System.
Problems with Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Replacements
The recalled DePuy ASR hip replacement products have an unusually high failure rate. Given the particular design of the products, the parts can become loose and fracture the bone around the implant, metal from the implant can flake off and enter the bloodstream and the implant’s ball and socket can become dislocated. Many patients who have received the DePuy ASR hip implant have had to undergo painful surgeries to replace the recalled hip implant.
Beginning in late 2009, DePuy started to phase out the hip replacements that are now part of the DePuy hip replacement recall. In March 2010, the British MHRA (the British equivalent of America’s FDA) issued an advisory about the DePuy Hip Replacement products leaving metal debris in the area surrounding the hip. For the past several years, numerous medical professionals have noticed that the DePuy hip replacement devices have a higher rate of failure and have stopped using the products.
Since the recall, DePuy president, David Floyd, has acknowledged that the DePuy Hip Replacement Recall will be a concern for patients currently using the device.
DePuy Hip Recall / Replacement Lawyer
If you or a loved one has experienced any problems as a result of a DePuy ASR hip replacement product, you may be able to file a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit seeking compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. Contact one of our hip replacement lawyers today for a free and confidential evaluation of your legal rights.