Bernstein Liebhard LLP is pleased to announce the launch of a new video that provides useful information for individuals who were affected by the DePuy ASR hip recall. The video can be found on the Firm’s website, as well as on YouTube. In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, issued a voluntary worldwide recall of its ASR hip implant systems, after receiving data from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales that 1 out of every 8 patients (12%-13%) who received the ASR hip implants had to undergo revision surgery within five years of implant. At the time, DePuy sent letters to surgeons worldwide asking them to notify their patients of the recall. The video explains how the DePuy ASR hip replacement system was touted as the ideal artificial hip replacement for younger, active patients. DePuy marketed the ASR hips as more durable than traditional hip replacement systems while at the same time providing greater mobility than other devices available on the market. The video chronicles exactly what went wrong, and provides a timeline of events leading to the August 2010 recall.

Hip Replacement Lawsuits Mount Following DePuy ASR Recall

Since the recall, litigation over the defective ASR hip implants has surged. According to a recent article in the New York Times, at least 3,500 hip replacement lawsuits have been filed over the hip implants that were subject to the ASR hip recall.** The DePuy hip recall lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively filing cases on behalf of individuals allegedly injured by the artificial ASR metal-on-metal hip implants in In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2197”), which is currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Since Johnson & Johnson issued its hip replacement recall 2010, Bernstein Liebhard LLP has provided a wealth of consumer information concerning the ASR hip systems on its website, www.consumerinjurylawyers.com. Those who underwent hip replacement surgery and received a DePuy ASR hip implant and have experienced hip replacement pain or had to undergo revision surgery may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries.

For more information about filing a DePuy ASR lawsuit, contact an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP at (877) 779-1414 or at info@consumerinjurylawyers.com.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past nine consecutive years. Only two firms in the country have been selected for the Hot List nine years in a row.

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