DePuy Hip Replacement Recall

DePuy Orthopaedics issued a recall of its ASR hip parts in August 2010 after researchers found that patients with the devices were more likely to require repeat surgeries. The DePuy hip replacement recall involves approximately 93,000 of the company’s ASR XL Acetabular System or ASR Hip Resurfacing System devices that have been distributed worldwide.

The ASR XL system—first launched by DePuy in 2004—comprises the cup portion of a replacement hip joint. According to a statement by the company, about 13% of patients who are treated with the ASR XL hip replacement system require surgery to repair the device within five years. Problems that can lead to surgery include dislocated or broken bones, infection and loose parts. The DePuy resurfacing system is not sold in the U.S.

Repeat Surgeries
13% of patients who are treated with the ASR XL hip replacement system require surgery to repair the device within five years.
The first DePuy hip replacement lawsuit was filed in September 2010 by a California man who received two implants in 2007. The lawsuit alleges that DePuy knew about problems with its total hip replacement system for two years before the recall, but failed to alert patients of the risk of problems with the device.

If you have used a DePuy hip replacement system and suffered infection, broken bones or other side effects that required corrective surgery, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about your legal rights. You can reach us by calling toll free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form on the right of this page.

For more information, feel free to visit the Hissey Kientz, LLP website dedicated to DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits.

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