DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has announced a recall on the DePuy replacement system that reportedly has a high failure rate in many patients throughout the country. Lawsuits have been filed recently against the company for injuries sustained with the DePuy hip placement procedure. Both the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System have been recalled due to the problems that both systems have caused. Both systems consist of metal on metal hip implants that have resulted in severe pain and discomfort in many patients. After receiving the DePuy hip implant, many patients have complained of pain and discomfort on a daily basis, making even simple tasks a hardship.
Complaints about the DePuy hip implants originally started in 2005, but they were not recalled until just recently. Since the initial complaints, over 93,000 more patients have been subjected to receiving the DePuy hip placement. Many of these patients have since experienced various problems—problems that could have been prevented if the product was recalled back in 2005. DePuy has since admitted that the hip implants may result in something called Metallosis, a complication that results from metal parts rubbing together and causing parts to break apart. This can further complicate a corrective surgery by damaging soft tissue and putting the patient’s health at risk.
Did you receive corrective surgery to fix your DePuy implant and are now experiencing even more pain than before? Contact our product liability attorneys today if you or a loved one is experiencing complications from receiving a DePuy hip implant.