DePuy ASR hip implants were devices designed to allow for a greater range of motion than those offered by competitors. Though this greater range of motion was achieved, an alleged design defect led to DePuy hip failure occurring many years too early. The DePuy recall was in large part a reaction to the number of complaints the company received regarding early DePuy hip implant failure.
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The DePuy ASR system utilizes a shallower cup and forgoes the plastic lining usually present in these types of hip replacements. Unfortunately, the friction caused between the two moving parts of the device has reportedly caused pain and injury in many DePuy hip implant users. Metallic debris has rubbed away into some users’ soft tissue, causing DePuy metallosis, and the failure rate of the devices is reportedly higher than expected. Common signs of hip failure have been reported as:
Most hip replacement implants are designed to last up to 15 years. However, research cited in the DePuy hip recall found that the DePuy ASR system has required revision surgery for 12-13% of patients within 5 years. The company itself has estimated that approximately 10,000 patients will require these surgeries due to ASR hip replacement defects, and has since issued a recall of these products.
Patients who were given recalled DePuy ASR implants may have legal recourse to compensate for their injuries. DePuy Orthopaedics has offered to cover the “reasonable medical expenses” related with DePuy hip failure and revision surgeries, but this offer does not take into account the pain and suffering or lost wages that have resulted from the defective hip implants DePuy put on the market.
If you have been injured by DePuy hip failure, you may be able to participate in a DePuy lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. Our DePuy attorneys will review your case and determine the best course of action for you to get the justice and medical care to which you are entitled. Contact us for a free consultation today.