Depuy Hip Replacement Recall
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If you or a loved one have received a hip replacement using DePuy components, including the ASR XL Acetabular System and/or the ASR Hip Resurfacing system and have experienced problems, you may be entitled to compensation.
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On August 26, 2010 DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, announced a world-wide recall of about 93,000 replacement systems, due to a higher than expected fail rate on two products: ASR XL Acetabular Hip System
DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System
The ASR XL Acetabular Hip System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems affected by the DePuy hip replacement recall first became available in July 2003.
Unfortunately, if you are a patient who received the ASR hip replacement you have may have been exposed to additional health risks, premature failure of the device and additional unnecessary costs and pain.
Data has shown that within five years, about 1 in 8 recipients of the DePuy ASR components have needed corrective surgery. This is a much higher fail rate than other hip replacement devices and has led to this DePuy hip replacement recall.
Many patients who required revision survey in the first five years had symptoms that included:
- problems walking
Overtime the filings from the ASR system can create potential wear and trigger pain or cause damage to surrounding tissues and muscles.
Always consult your doctor or physician regarding health-related issues, but if you or a loved one have been hurt by a defective DePuy ASR hip replacement system, we would like to speak to you. Please contact us now.
For more information or to speak directly with an attorney, please call (352) 343-4090 or contact us by email to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Tavares, Florida.