DePuy Hip Implant Recall
DePuy ASR Hip Implant
A Depuy hip implant recall of the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System has been issued after the manufacturer received new information which indicated that more patients than expected experienced pain and other symptoms which led to a corrective surgery. According to data from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales, one in eight patients who received the recalled hip implants needed a revision surgery within five years of the initial hip replacement procedure.
Patients who were implanted with a device implicated in the DePuy hip recall may be able to file a lawsuit to recover financial compensation. Do not wait for your hip implant to fail to learn your legal rights. Contact us today for a free case review by completing the form on the right.
DePuy Hip Implant Early Failure
Since 2008, the FDA has received nearly 400 complaints of DePuy hip implant failure of a device which was meant to last approximately 15 years. While the exact cause of the early hip implant failure is unknown, studies indicate that metal-on-metal hip implants can wear quickly. This creates a release of metal ions, which are absorbed by the patient’s body and can lead to bone loss, tissue death, groin pain and other painful reactions.
Signs of an early DePuy hip implant failure may include:
- Unexplained hip pain
- Pain upon walking or standing
- Thigh or groin pain
- Pain with weight bearing
- Difficulty walking
DePuy hip metal poisoning, which can occur with or without symptoms, has also been reported in those with the recalled hip implants. Metallosis results from metal ions being released into the blood stream as the metal-on-metal device wears.
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DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits
Along with the DePuy hip implant recall, DePuy Orthopaedics announced that it would offer financial compensation to patients who had received the recalled hip replacement systems. The company has agreed to cover reasonable medical costs related to the defective hip implants, but does not provide for any other type of compensation. Furthermore, DePuy will only pay for medical expenses not covered by the patient’s insurance. A successful hip implant recall lawsuit, on the other hand, may provide compensation for medical bills, lost wages, disability and pain and suffering.
Did you receive a recalled DePuy hip implant system? If so, fill out our free case evaluation form, even if you haven't experienced painful symptoms of a failing hip implant. After completing the form, our DePuy hip implant recall lawyers will determine, at no cost to you, whether you are eligible to participate in a hip recall lawsuit. Our DePuy hip implant recall attorneys are offering this initial case review with no obligation and remain committed to protecting the rights of patients who were injured due to defective medical devices.