|Every year, almost 200,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed in the United States for a variety of reasons including trauma and arthritic conditions. For many patients, a hip replacement surgery is particularly difficult due to the invasive nature of the procedure and lengthy recovery time. |
Many hip replacement patients who received artificial hips and parts manufactured by DePuy, a division of Johnson and Johnson, have had additional pain and required revisionist surgery.
DePuy has issued a recall that will affect thousands of hip replacement surgery patients. DePuy ASR hip replacement systems have had an unusually high failure rate, requiring recipients of this implant to undergo many painful surgeries to replace the defective device.
DePuy Recall Attorney Tips:
DePuy ASR HIP Recalled
* If you have a defective DePuy hip replacement implant removed, you will need to keep the device as evidence for your future lawsuit.
* Let your doctor and hospital know, in writing, that the removed device is to be kept for you.
* Do not allow any non-essential personnel to be present at the removal surgery.
* Do not allow a DePuy representative to photograph or video any surgeries or medical treatment you may require without the advice of an attorney.
DePuy Orthopedics has issued a voluntary recall of its ASR XL Acetabular Hip System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. These two items first became available in July 2003. If you had hip replacement surgery from July 2003 to the present, please contact our DePuy Recall Attorneys today if any DePuy products were used. We have over 45 years of experience dealing with medical device manufacturers and product liability law.