In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson and Johnson, recalled two of its hip replacement systems. The recalled products were:

  • ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System
  • ASR Hip Resurfacing System

This recall came after data from a recent study indicated that the five-year failure rate of this product is approximately 13%, or 1 in 8 patients. Symptoms include severe pain, early failure rate, and metal toxicity in the blood. Some patients have required a second surgery, known as a revision surgery, to replace the defective DePuy implant. Those on the hip implant recovery journey know it is painful and costly.

OTHER DEPUY IMPLANT ISSUES

The DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular System, which was approved in 2002, has not yet been recalled but utilizes a metal-on-metal design like the defective DePuy ASR device. Many Pinnacle patients have experienced similar symptoms to those who were implanted with the recalled ASR device, including high levels of the toxic metals Chromium and Cobalt in the blood, hip implant loosening, and early implant failure.





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Even if you are not experiencing problems at this time, it is likely that these metal-on-metal devices could eventually cause hip pain, difficulty walking, damage to the hip joint, and loss of bone cells. Thus, it may be necessary for you to have the system removed and replaced by another hip replacement system to avoid future problems.

The law firms of Zinda & Davis, PLLC are currently accepting potential hip replacement lawsuits involving individuals who have received one of these metal-on-metal devices.If you or a loved one received the recalled ASR device, the DePuy Pinnacle, or suspect that you have received one, you may have a claim and need to act now. All cases are reviewed under a contingency fee basis, which means there are no attorney fees unless hip implant recovery is obtained.





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