Defective DePuy Hip Implants Recalled

by John Fabry

Certain hip replacements have been recalled by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a unit of Johnson & Johnson. The recalled products are the ASRXL Acetabular System and ASRHip Resurfacing System.

The DePuy hip implants were recalled because high levels of metal ions are released from the hip products causing tissue damage, pseudotumors and osteolysis. These conditions require surgery to remove and replace the hip implant. DePuy ASR hip replacement systems have been implanted in thousands of patients in the United States. People with the DePuy ASR hip replacement system have experienced implant loosening and pain.

Articles describing the design flaws in the DePuy hip replacement systems were published before the DePuy hip recall. Complaints to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration show the DePuy ASR implants needed to be replaced at a rate more than twice the industry average. A New York Times article quoted Dr. Stephen Graves, the director of an Australian implant database, saying that the DePuy hip implant failed at a significantly higher rate than hip implants made by other companies.

If you’ve been harmed by a DePuy ASR hip replacement, it’s your right to file a hip replacement recall lawsuit against DePuy and seek compensation for your injuries. At BAILEY & GALYEN, we work hard for our clients to ensure that the manufacturers of defective medical devices are held accountable, and that our clients are justly compensated for the harm they have suffered.

If you have received a DePuy ASR hip replacement, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against DePuy. If you suspect your implant may be part of the recall, you should contact your doctor or the hospital where you had the hip replacement surgery to confirm that your implant is one of those affected by the recall.

The first step to filing a hip replacement lawsuit is to contact BAILEY & GALYEN at 866 715-1529. After you have contacted us with a request to file a lawsuit against DePuy for a defective ASR hip replacement, we will send you a packet that includes a questionnaire, a letter of medical authorization, a letter of representation and a contingency fee agreement. Contingency fee means that you will only have to pay us if your hip replacement recall lawsuit reaches a settlement or a verdict in your favor.

Throughout the entire process, our attorneys and staff will work with you to make sure you are kept informed of every development in your hip replacement lawsuit and that all of your questions are answered.

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