DePuy Hip Replacement
Lawyers with an Edge: Handling DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits in NYC
If your health has been damaged by the DePuy Orthopedics’s ASR XL Acetabular Hip implant, you should contact Lawyers with an Edge to discuss a class action lawsuit.
DePuy Orthopedics is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. It manufactures the AS XL Acetabular Hip System and AS Hip Resurfacing System. It was first sold in 2003, in non-US markets. Then, in 2005, DePuy made it available in the US. However, in a colossal error of judgment, the US Food and Drug Administration, allowed DePuy to market the product without first subjecting it to clinical trials.
In March of 2010, DePuy acknowledged that the hip replacement system had serious problems: approximately 12% of people who had received the device needed subsequent corrective surgery, called “revision surgery”. That’s a very large failure rate.
In August of 2010, DePuy issued a worldwide recall of the implant system, noting that “a higher number of ASR patients than previously reported to DePuy needed a second surgery.” By that time, about 93,000 people had received the prosthesis, and many of them have been involved in lawsuits brought against the company.
The DePuy hip replacement uses metal for both the “cup” and “ball” parts of the device. The cup of the joint is too shallow to hold the ball properly. The friction between the two can produce metal debris that might build up in the body. Some patients may have an allergic reaction to this metal, and some could be subject to system toxicity due to chromium and cobalt released in the body.
If you’ve had a DePuy hip replacement, be sure to see your doctor if you’re experiencing infection, swelling or pain in the hip, fractured bones or difficulty walking. Your hip replacement could be causing nerve or muscle damage. You could be eligible to be part of a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit.
Lawyers with an Edge is a leading New York law firm in the field of class action lawsuits such as DePuy hip replacement lawsuits. Our firm has many years of experience advocating for people whose health has been damaged. If you’ve been hurt by a faulty hip implant, you may be entitled to receive compensation for hospital bills and other expenses.
We can offer you a free consultation here in New York City to discuss being part of a class action lawsuit. It involves no obligation whatsoever. If we do handle your case, there’s never a fee unless we recover damages for you.