In August 2010, the manufacturers of the DePuy Hip Replacement device issued a recall 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, contact the product liability lawyers at Greg Coleman Law to explore your legal options.
DePuy Hip Replacement Recalls
One out of eight patients who received a DePuy hip replacement needed to have a subsequent surgery to repair or replace the device within five years. The DePuy ASR Hip Replacement system was recalled because pieces of the system were known to come loose.
DePuy Orthopedics gave the following statement with regard 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 defective DePuy hip replacement system have been known to cause the following:
- Depositing of metal fragments in the bloodstream
- Bone fracture
- Metal sensitivity
- Popping and grinding
High metal ion levels in the bloodstream can cause pseudotumors, which are often life-threatening.
Contact a Tennessee DePuy Attorney
If you have received a DePuy hip replacement system and experience any of the symptoms listed above, contact a DePuy injury attorney to see if you have a possible lawsuit.
At Greg Coleman Law, we believe the makers and manufacturers of dangerous products such as the DePuy hip replacement systems should be held accountable when someone is put at risk by their products. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a DePuy hip replacement system, you need to explore your legal options before it is too late.
For more information or to schedule a free case evaluation with a product liability attorney, contact the lawyers of Greg Coleman Law today by filling out our online contact form.