DePuy Orthopaedics has been in the news lately for its ASR XL Acetabular System hip implant that was recalled because of early failure rates and chances of metallosis poisoning, but there have been other recalls in recent years you should also pay attention to.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I've dealt with some of the major hip implant recalls and while they were recalled for different things, there were some similarities.
In January 2008, Stryker Corporation recalled the Trident PSL and Hemispherical Acetabular hip replacement cups. The recall was due to poor sterilization procedures at the company manufacturing facility in Cork, Ireland. Hip recall patients with Styker cups reported pain, trouble walking, squeaking noises, the implant breaking and uneven wear of the hip's components.
In July 2008, Zimmer Holdings halted sales of the Durom Cup artificial hip due to a high failure rate from the device loosening. The company, however, consistently blamed surgeons for failing to have the required precision to implant the cup.
DePuy Orthopaedics also blamed initial failure reports on physicians who inserted their implants. The FDA has received more than 400 complaints about early failure of the device and the ASR has also been linked to metal poisoning.
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 because a recalled prothesis. If you or a loved one has experienced negative results from a DePuy hip prosthesis, contact a South Carolina hip recall lawyer .