Author: Attorney Jason W. Konvicka
In August of 2010, Johnson & Johnson's artificial joint replacement company, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., issued a recall of two hip replacement products because of excessively high failure rates that required second surgeries. If you or someone you know has had a hip replacement that may have used one of these products, you should be aware of this recall.
What DePuy Hip Replacement Products Have Been Recalled?ASR Hip Resurfacing System ASR XL Acetabular System
What Was the Cause of the Recall?
The recall came after data showed that one in eight patients needed a "revision surgery," which is required when an artificial joint…