|DePuy Hip Replacements Recalled Due to Failure, by Texas Personal Injury Lawyer |
On August 26, 2010 DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. announced a recall of 93,000 hip replacement systems due to a higher than expected number of people experiencing pain and other symptoms so severe that a second hip replacement surgery became necessary. Essentially, DuPuy has acknowledged their hip implants are defective products. Since that time, the Texas DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Lawyers at Watts Guerra Craft have been searching for answers and solutions for their clients. Some of the symptoms of a failing DePuy ASR hip implant are loosening detachment of the implant, dislocation of the implant components or fracture of the bone around the implant. The ASR Hip Replacement System was approved for use in 2005 with complaints starting around 2007, where there were approximately 100. The number of reported DePuy hip replacement problems had doubled by 2008 and tripled by 2009. Major newspapers such as the The New York Times has published multiple articles about the problems and potential for more widespread problems for persons with these implants, practically forecasting the DePuy hip recall.