Hundreds of dissatisfied patients have filed lawsuits against DePuy Orthopedics following unsuccessful treatment with their hip implant devices. Two products in particular, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, have been recalled after reports of shockingly high complication risks. The National Joint Registry reported that all DePuy Hip implant products sold since 2003 demonstrate high failure rates. Although hip implants are designed to last for at least 15 years, the DePuy products resulted in such pain and debilitation that additional surgery was needed within a few years. The number of FDA complaints against these ASR systems is currently over 7,500 and accounts for 75% of all hip replacement complaints.
After receiving a warning letter from the United States Food and Drug Administration regarding the illegal and improper marketing of two other products, DePuy decided to recall two of its ASR hip replacement products. DePuy, acquired in 1998 by Johnson & Johnson, had been advertising its Corail Hip System for unapproved uses; this practice violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Despite their recall in August of 2010, many patients are still undergoing pain, hospitalization, and surgery as a result of these harmful devices. A DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit is one potential way to lessen the financial burden that comes with these severe complications.
One out of every eight patients who received a DePuy hip implant suffered the pain and disability of an improperly fitting device; this often happens when the acetabular component loosens. Symptoms of DePuy Hip Implant failure include:
Pain in the thigh, groin, buttocks
Increased pain with walking, or standing up
Need walking aid, like cane or crutch
If you experienced hip implant failure following treatment with a DePuy device, you may be eligible for compensation through a DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit. A hip implant lawsuit is filed on the basis that DePuy was negligent in the process of developing these ASR systems and failed in its responsibilities to warn doctors and patients of potential problems with its products as Call the Willis Law Firm today, so we can provide you with the valuable information that you need in order to determine if you have a hip implant claim. Although our primary offices are in Houston, the Willis law firm is reviewing DePuy lawsuits in all fifty states; all hip implant cases are contingency fee basis.