DePuy Hip Replacement Recall - Free Consultation from the Attorneys at Allen & Allen
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
In August of 2010, Johnson & Johnson's artificial joint replacement company DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. issued a recall of two hip replacement products because of higher failure rates that necessitated second surgeries.
What DePuy Hip Replacement Products Have Been Recalled?
- ASR Hip Resurfacing System
- ASR XL Acetabular System
The recall came after data showed that one in eight patients needed a "revision surgery," which is required when an artificial joint doesn't properly fit within five years. Some of the symptoms suffered by those with a faulty hip replacement include pain and difficulty walking. The hip implant recall could affect an estimated 93,000 replacement systems and over 29 different models of hip replacement implants. Those possibly affected would have had hip replacements after July 2003. The FDA received approximately 300 complaints where patients had to have the device replace soon after it was implanted, dating back to 2008.
DePuy voluntarily withdrew the system from the Australian market in 2009 and then in March of 2010, DePuy stopped selling the ASR XL system in the United States. It was not until August 2010 that DePuy finally announced a voluntary recall of their system in the United States.
How Can I Tell if I Have a Recalled Hip Device?
To verify if you have a recalled hip replacement product, contact your doctor or orthopaedic surgeon. If you don't know who performed your hip replacement surgery, ask your primary care physician or someone at the hospital where the surgery took place.
What Should I Do if I Think I Received a Defective Hip Replacement Component?
If you think your DePuy cup is failing, that is a medical matter which should be discussed with your doctors. They are the ones best suited to investigate failures.
Our firm is investigating claims arising from DePuy Hip Implant failures. Contact our product liability attorneys for a free consultation by calling 866-388-1307.
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If you have ever had a DePuy ASR XL hip replacement system or have been injured as a result of its failure, contact the attorneys at Allen & Allen online or by calling 866-388-1307.