A recall was issued on August 24, 2010 for Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopedics ASR™ hip replacement medical devices. These medical products have been implanted in thousands of hip replacement patients and have been failing at a higher-than-expected rate.
Patients with the defective hip replacement devices have experienced pain, trouble walking, damage to nearby soft tissue and infections. One in every eight consumers who had the devices implanted as part of a hip replacement surgery will need corrective surgery to fix the problems.
If you have needed revision surgery after using Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopedics ASR hip products, you may be entitled to file a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit for your medical bills and other expenses, as well as compensation for your pain and suffering.
Recalled Hip Products Implanted in 93,000 Patients
The DePuy hip implant devices that have been recalled include ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems and ASR XL Acetabular Systems. The Wall Street Journal has reported about 36 percent of these devices were expected to fail within five years.
The hip replacement parts were implanted in about 93,000 people worldwide, according to the manufacturer.
Patients with the faulty hip replacement products may experience severe pain because the devices have metal-on-metal contacts. When those parts go bad, metal flakes or shavings can harm tissue surrounding the implanted devices. When metal debris gets into, and builds up in, the soft tissues of the body, it is known as metallosis.
Johnson & Johnson, and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, face upwards of 12,000 lawsuits as a result of these defective metal-on-metal hip implants.
In 2013, they agreed to pay about $2.5 billion to resolve approximately 8,000 lawsuits filed by patients who alleged they were injured by the artificial hips.
Unfortunately, hundreds of DePuy hip replacement victims are not satisfied and are struggling to receive the full amount of compensation they deserve. At Gordon & Doner, we believe that a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit may help victims obtain justice.
Contact our DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit Attorneys
If you are one of the thousands of patients who were implanted with a defective DePuy hip implant product and needed revision surgery within five years of implementation, our hip replacement attorneys can provide you with information about your legal rights.
We can help you seek financial compensation for the harm to your health through a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit. With more than 180 years of legal experience, you can trust that our attorneys will diligently work on your case to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.