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Problems With DePuy & Other Metal-On-Metal Hips

PROBLEMS WITH DEPUY Y o AND OTHER METAL-ON-METAL HIPS 2005 --- the FDA approved DePuy's ASR XL Acetabular System: a total hip replacement device. 2007 British orthopedist Dr. Antoni Nargol began seeing patients complaining of pain at or near their new hip. When Dr. Nargol approached DePuy with concerns, he initially took to heart DePuy's argument that it was his surgical technique that was at fault; that he was improperly positioning the socket of the artificial hip. ---- 2008 British doctors first began to see DePuy patients with documented cases of elevated chromium and cobalt levels, known as heavy metal poisoning. 2009 Dr. Nargol and Dr. Langton and engineer Tom Joyce from Newcastle University completed additional studies which led them to conclude the design of the ASR's shallow cup was at the crux of the problems with the hip. DePuy officials maintained confidence in their product. Early 2010 DePuy announced worldwide phase out of the ASR systems, citing slowing sales. A few months later, DePuy followed up the phase out announcement with an alert letter addressed to doctors describing the Australian Joint Registry data showing higher-than-average failure rates. August 26, 2010 Johnson and Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, issued a voluntary recall of the DePuy ASR" XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR" Hip Resurfacing System. RECALL SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO DEPUY & OTHER HIP REPLACEMENTS Hip dislocation Premature failure Nerve damage around hip Limping Loosening Pain Fracture Metal poisoning Misaligned implant FACTS ABOUT DEPUY HIP FAILURES Metal hip replacement devices manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer, Stryker, Biomet, Wright Medical Technology and other companies have been associated problems related to: premature failure, pain, dislocation and heavy metal poisoning 93,000 15,000 DePuy hips were implanted in the United States patients will require revision surgery p 6,000 lawsuits have been filed against DePuy by patients who have received defective hips DePuy lawsuits have been categorized as Multi District Litigation (MDL) where the lawsuits are consolidated because of similarities and share the pre-trial discovery process. However, unlike class action lawsuits, each case in the MDL goes to trial independently $3 BILLION the money put aside by Johnson & Johnson, the parent company for DePuy Orthopedics, for the resolution of DePuy claims The failure rate for DePuy ASR is estimated to be between 18 and 40% SO NOW WHAT? What You Should Do If You Have a Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Consult with an experienced medical product liability attorney immediately if you are experiencing problems with your hip 01 It is best to hire an attorney BEFORE you undergo a revision surgery so that important evidence can be preserved 02 03 By law you have a limited period of time to bring a legal action against DePuy for a failed ASR hip system 2012 No Symptoms? You should still consult your doctor and an attorney because you may have other hidden problems from the defective hip, such as metal toxicity 04 Sponsored by Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers created by MilkWhale Sources:

Problems With DePuy & Other Metal-On-Metal Hips

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The failure rate for the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System is estimated to be between 18 and 40%. 93,000 DePuy hips have been implanted in the United States, and of those, 15,000 will require revision s...


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