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DePuy Hip Replacement Recall

Defective Medical Device Lawyers in Tavares

If you or a loved one has received a hip replacement using DePuy components, including the ASR Hip Resurfacing system and/or the ASR XL Acetabular System, and have experienced problems, you may be eligible for compensation.

On August 26, 2010, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Orthopaedics, announced a worldwide recall of about 93,000 replacement systems due to a higher than expected fail rate on two products.

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 one in eight 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:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Fracture
  • Dislocation
  • Problems walking

Over time, the filings from the ASR system can create potential wear and trigger pain or cause damage to surrounding tissues and muscles. A skilled defective medical device lawyer in Tavares can help you pursue the fair and full compensation to which you are entitled.

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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 by calling (352) 292-1620 or contact us online for a free consultation. You can trust our defective medical device lawyers in Tavares to provide you with caring and capable representation. We serve clients across Lake County.

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