Due to high failure rates, in August 2010, manufacturers of the DePuy Hip Replacement device recalled their ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems and their ASR XL Acetabular Systems. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by one of these defective DePuy Hip Replacement systems, contact the product liability attorneys at Lewis & Keller right away to begin exploring your legal options.
DePuy Hip Replacement Recalls
DePuy Orthopedics, manufacturers of the defective DePuy Hip Replacement systems, released this statement in regards to the 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
One out of every eight patients who received a DePuy hip replacement system needed to have a second surgery in order to either repair or completely replace the device within five years. The DePuy ASR Hip Replacement system was recalled because pieces of the system were known to come loose. Loose components have been known to cause the following in patients:
- Popping and grinding
- Metal sensitivity
- Bone fracture
- Depositing of metal fragments in the bloodstream
High levels of metal ions in the bloodstream can lead to life-threatening pseudotumors.
North Carolina DePuy Injury Attorney
At Lewis & Keller, we believe that the makers and manufacturers of dangerous products, such as the DePuy hip replacement systems, should be held liable when someone is put at risk by their products. If you or a loved one has received a DePuy hip replacement system and have experienced any adverse side effects, contact a DePuy injury attorney to see if you have a claim. For more information on DePuy injury lawsuits or to schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our DePuy recall attorneys, contact us today by filling out our online contact form.