Sales of the DePuy ASR hip replacement have been suspended in the United States since many doctors have reported a substantially higher need for revisions and further hip surgery. There have also been numerous patient complaints of crippling pain they experienced following their implantation with this defective device. For more than two years there have been reports of the DePuy ASR Hip Implants failing in patients only a few years after implant, requiring costly and painful replacement operations.
In addition to a mounting number of DePuy ASR lawsuits filed in recent months over their recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement, DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson are now facing lawsuits over their DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement, which also allegedly has design defects that may make it prone to early failure.
Numerous FDA reports of patients with loose DePuy ASR acetabular cups have been made by doctors after performing revision surgery. Surgeons have found that the joints easily pulled apart when removing the ASR cups. Reports from these surgeries intended to fix the problems brought on by the defective products mentioned instances of metallosis, or toxic metal poisoning, within patients.
On March 9, 2010, DePuy announced that it was pulling the DePuy ASR hip replacement off of the U.S. market because the device appears to have a high failure rate. FDA Adverse Event Reports documents problems with the DePuy ASR cup such as the failure of the DePuy ASR to bond, and surgeons finding that the cup is loose during revision surgery.
The attorneys at Ennis & Ennis, P.A. are unaware of any DePuy ASR hip replacement class action lawsuits at this time, but we are investigating DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits for patients who have had a revision of the ASR hip implant.
Our defective medical device lawyers are experienced in handling hip replacement cases as well as other types of medical devices and are also currently taking cases for Zimmer hip implants as well as Stryker hip implants.
At this time, Johnson & Johnson and DePuy may be contacting patients who received the ASR hip replacement systems since 2003, offering to pay some medical expenses if patients sign a waiver of liability. However, signing the release letter may actually prevent victims from being able to seek compensation from the companies should complications arise in the future.
The compensation also may not cover expenses incurred after the surgery, such as diagnostic testing procedures (blood tests, x-rays, ultrasounds), lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain, suffering, and future medical expenses.
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If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured from a defective DePuy Hip Implant or needed a hip implant revision you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the DePuy hip Implant attorneys of Ennis & Ennis today for a free confidential case evaluation. Our on staff nurse and lawyers are standing by to answer any questions you may have regarding the DePuy Hip Implants, a possible DePuy Hip Implant class action lawsuit, or any other type of DePuy hip implant litigation.