DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, recalled two hip implant products in July; the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The devices were implanted in patients worldwide, however, the ASR XL system was only sold in the United States.
Whether you or your loved one has been affected by the DePuy hip recall, it’s important to know the basic facts. As a South Carolina personal injury lawyer and dealing with patients who received a recalled hip implant , I’m taking this recall very seriously.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the DePuy recall after years of reports that the ASR device was failing prematurely. Since 2008, the FDA has received nearly 400 complaints of early failure rates, giving it an average 12-13% failure rate in the first five years over the industry standard of 5%. There were approximately 93,000 ASR XL hips implanted in patients around the world.
As the metal-on-metal implant wears out the artificial joint can become detached from the bone, becoming misaligned and possibly introducing metal debris within patients’ bloodstream.
As a DePuy hip recall lawyer I’ve seen many patients with the implants who now face difficult revision surgery and pain they shouldn’t have encountered. If you or a loved one has experienced negative results from a DePuy hip prosthesis, contact a Columbia DePuy hip recall lawyer.