Depuy Acetabular Cup Recall
The DePuy acetabular cup of the ASR„¢ XL Acetabular System is the part of a total hip implant that is inserted into the patient’s acetabulum. Doctors have voiced their concern that the acetabular cup is too shallow to properly hold the femoral head. To make matters worse, the specific design of the acetabular cup makes it very difficult for the surgeon to properly insert the hip implant into the patient’s body.
Acetabular Cup Lawsuit
On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, issued a recall of two of their hip replacement products: the ASR XL Acetabular System, based on the acetabular cup design, and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Evidence suggests that, five years after implantation, approximately 1 in 8 patients need to undergo a second hip replacement – called a revision surgery. Since the Depuy hip recall, many hip replacement lawsuits, and hip replacement class action lawsuits have been filed.
SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY DEFECTIVE DEPUY ASR HIP REPLACEMENT ACETABULAR CUP AND ASR DEVICE
In addition to an increased likelihood of having to undergo revision surgery, other side effects caused by defective DePuy ASR hip replacement products include hip pain, infection, bone fracture, dislocation, metal sensitivity, tissue damage as a result of metal debris, and difficulty walking.
ACETABULAR CUP RECALL LAWSUIT
A Bernstein Liebhard LLP hip replacement lawyer may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your DePuy hip replacement related injuries, depending on your circumstances. Contact a depuy hip replacement lawyer today to discuss your rights.