DePuy Orthopaedics recalled its ASR XL hip implant in August, but the company has yet to take direct responsibility for the failed implant.
DePuy’s ASR hip implant exhibited an early failure rate, but reports have also linked ASR device to leaching metal debris and ions into the blood stream.
Whether you have experienced pain with a hip implant, already gotten revision surgery or contemplating a lawsuit, you need a hip recall attorney on your side.
The decision to have an artificial hip implant is a huge commitment that will affect the patient’s life, but most of the hardship with the first implant is within the first year.
Nearly 12,000 people will likely have to undergo hip replacement surgery after being implanted with a faulty DePuy ASR hip device that was recalled earlier this year.
The DePuy recall was more than an annoyance, it caused pain and suffering among thousands of patients when the metal-on-metal device wore out.
The DePuy recall is similar to the Stryker hip implant recall in that both have caused pain and metal poisoning problems requiring revision surgery.
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Allegations show that DePuy and a surgeon that helped co-develop the recalled hip implant knew about it’s defects and failure rate 2 years before the recall.
DePuy’s recent recall of its ASR XL Acetabular System occurred 10 years after the product was introduced to the market. If you had the device, its important to have a DePuy hip recall attorney on your side.
If you’ve received a letter in the mail informing you that you have been the recipient of a recalled hip implant device, there are certain things you should do to protect yourself.
Metallosis, or metal poisoning, in DePuy ASR hip implant patients has been reported but is an allegation DePuy has not yet acknowledged.
DePuy may try to contact patients to use their medical records against them in court. Don’t give them any information.
There are a range of complications from revision surgery that patients should know about to ensure their recovery has the best chance.
The DePuy hip implant recall is similar to the Zimmer recall in the problems it is causing patients, but it is on a much larger scale, affecting 93,000 people.
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