One Year Later: Reflections On The DePuy ASR Recall
On August 24, 2010, prompted by excessively high hip replacement failure rates, a DePuy ASR recall was issued that involved more than 90,000 metal on metal hip devices. Since the DePuy ASR recall, thousands of individuals who experienced hip replacement complications have filed hip implant lawsuits against DePuy and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson. In the aftermath of the August 2010 DePuy ASR recall, over a thousand people have filed hip replacement lawsuits. Currently, the DePuy hip replacement attorneys at our firm are reviewing and filing DePuy lawsuits on behalf of clients who experienced hip replacement failure caused by the hip systems involved in the DePuy ASR recall.
Nationwide Surge in Hip Replacement Lawsuits Stems From DePuy ASR Recall
Following the DePuy hip replacement recall, thousands of individuals received DePuy ASR recall letters notifying them to schedule appointments with their doctors in order to determine whether they were experiencing hip replacement failure. Symptoms of hip replacement failure include popping, grinding, elevated levels of cobalt and chromium in the bloodstream. Many such patients affected by the DePuy ASR recall have had or will need revision surgery to remove the defective artificial hips. In addition, many individuals have filed hip replacement lawsuits seeking compensation for their injuries associated with the hip systems involved in the DePuy ASR recall. In fact, the number of DePuy lawsuits is so numerous that all federal DePuy lawsuits involving the ASR metal on metal hip implants have been consolidated and are currently pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. There are also hundreds of DePuy lawsuits pending in state courts.
DePuy ASR Recall Prompts FDA Investigation And Possible Pinnacle Metal On Metal Hip Recall
Over 37,000 individuals nationwide received DePuy ASR recall letters last August. Since that time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has initiated an investigation aimed at revaluating the expedited process that allowed the DePuy hips on the market. In addition to the DePuy ASR recall, there has also been widespread criticism surrounding the Pinnacle hip system, another metal on metal device manufactured by DePuy. Those who received the Pinnacle hip implant often experience hip replacement complications akin to that of patients who were part of the DePuy ASR recall. A Pinnacle metal on metal hip recall may soon follow.
Contact A DePuy Hip Recall Lawyer
If you or a loved one were one of the 37,000 individuals affected by the DePuy ASR recall and have experienced hip replacement failure, chromium or cobalt poisoning, or metallosis, as a result of receiving a DePuy hip, you may be able to file a DePuy lawsuit seeking compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.
Contact one of our DePuy hip recall lawyers today for a free and confidential DePuy lawsuit evaluation. The DePuy hip recall lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP have extensive litigation experience and have recovered billions of dollars for their clients. In addition to being staunch advocates for your claim, our DePuy hip recall lawyers also provide personal attention to guide you through the complex litigation process.
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