Learn More about DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuits
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DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, released their FDA-approved Acetabular System for hip replacements in 2005. Between 2006 and 2008 there were 338 complaints about the ASR Acetabular System. In 2009 there were 424 complaints to the FDA leading the company to discontinue the ASR system. In March 2010 DePuy issued a recall in the United States and in August they issued a global recall of the ASR product. In January 2013, the FDA issued a safety communication about metal-on-meal hip replacements to surgeons, health care providers and patients who were considering hip replacement surgery about the unique risks that metal-on-metal hip implants have.
At Bailey & Greer, PLLC, our dedicated medical products liability attorneys help people just like you who have suffered because of DePuy’s defective products. Since our firm’s inception, we have fought for justice on behalf of clients in Memphis, Jackson and throughout West Tennessee. If you or your loved one suffered additional injuries or harm, or were forced to undergo painful revision surgeries, we want to hear your story.
What types of injuries are people receiving after having a DePuy hip replacement?
The defective DePuy ASR device replaces the weakened hip joint with a metal on metal ball and socket mechanism. The implant can fail by becoming loosened with wear and it can cause the bone around the implant to chip away. The ball and socket can also become dislocated causing failure. This can lead to side effects like:
- Difficulty walking
- Pseudo tumors (inflammatory reaction around the hip implant increases the risk of infection)
- Metalosis (caused when metal particles flake off the device and enter the bloodstream)
- Patient feels clicking, popping and/ or grinding in the hip implant
- Loosening of the implant, which fails to stay attached to the bone
Patients who are experiencing any of these symptoms after having a DePuy ASR hip implant should consult with an experienced defective medical devices attorney who can advise them about their options for filing a legal claim.
Recalled hip replacement lawsuits
Thirteen percent of the DePuy Acetabular System hip implants failed within five years of being implanted. The standard industry rate for hip replacement is .5% – 3% within five years. DePuy knew about the incredibly high failure rate as early as 2007, which is three years before issuing a recall in 2010. This failure to warn is at the basis of many lawsuits filed against DePuy.
In March 2015, DePuy and the Settlement Oversight Committee signed a settlement agreement which compensates eligible ASR patients in the U.S. who underwent revision surgery to replace their ASR XL Acetabular Hip System between August 31, 2013 and January 31, 2015. There is an enrollment deadline of May 1, 2015, and all medical documents must be submitted on or before June 1, 2015. Your products liability attorney can help you identify and gather the necessary documentation.
DePuy has offered to cover the reasonable medical expenses for patients for whom the expenses related to the defective hip implant replacement was not covered by their insurance. In order to accept this offer, the patient may have to waive his or her right to pursue legal action to cover additional compensation for past, current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
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The legal team at Bailey & Greer, PLLC, offers you the compassionate counsel and exceptional guidance you need if you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a defective drug or medical device. Please call our products liability attorneys at 901.475.7434 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. At Bailey & Greer, we are small enough to care, big enough to fight, and experienced enough to win. We proudly serve clients in Memphis, Jackson and West Tennessee.