DePuy Hip Replacement
The manufacturers of the DePuy Hip Replacement devices issued a recall in August 2010 on their ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems and their ASR XL Acetabular Systems due to high failure rates among these products. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective DePuy Hip Replacement system, it is important to contact a DePuy Hip Replacement attorney to explore your legal options before the statute of limitations on filing an injury claim runs out.
DePuy Hip Replacement Recalls
The DePuy hip replacement systems were recalled because pieces of the system were known to become loose, causing injury and discomfort in patients. In fact, one out of eight patients who received a DePuy hip replacement were required to have a subsequent surgery to repair or replace the device within five years of having the initial surgery.
DePuy Orthopedics gave the following statement in regards to the hip replacement recall:
“Data recently received by the company shows that more people than expected who received the ASR Hip System experienced pain and other symptoms that led to a second hip replacement surgery, called a revision surgery. For this reason, DePuy Orthopedics is voluntarily recalling its ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. This recall means additional testing and treatment may be necessary to ensure the hip is functioning well. In some cases, patients may need additional surgery.”
Defective DePuy Hip Replacement Side Effects
Loose components of a defectiveDePuy hip replacement system have caused the following adverse side effects in patients:
- Popping and grinding
- Metal sensitivity
- Bone fracture
- Depositing of metal fragments in the bloodstream
High metal ion levels in the bloodstream can cause life-threatening pseudotumors.
Connecticut DePuy Injury Lawsuit
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we believe that the makers and manufacturers of dangerous and defective products should be liable for injuries caused by their products. If you or a loved one received a DePuy hip replacement system and experienced any of the symptoms listed above, it is important to contact our DePuy injury attorneys to see if you have cause to pursue legal recourse. For more information on Connecticut DePuy injury lawsuits or to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation with one of our DePuy Hip Replacement attorneys, fill out our online contact form today.