DePuy Hip Implant Recall Attorneys
Nationwide Medical Device Injury Lawyers
DePuy Orthopedics—a unit of Johnson & Johnson—instituted a total recall of two of its products on August 24, 2010:
- ASRTM XL Acetabular System (hip implant)
- ASRTM Hip Resurfacing System
The ASRTM XL Acetabular System has been in use since 2004. Patients using these products, however, were shown to have a higher need for follow-up surgery. Data showed that 1 in 8 patients whose surgeries involved these hip implant products would need a revision.
Studies Showing Higher Revision Rates for DePuy Hip Implant Products
This recall took place in response to studies showing dangerous side effects related to the products. The National Joint Registry of England & Wales found that revision rates were higher for surgeries using these products at the five-year point. For the ASRTM XL Acetabular System, the five-year revision rate was 12%. For the ASRTM Hip Resurfacing System, the revision rate was about 13% at five years. Factors that appeared to equate the highest revision rates included ASRTM head sizes below 50 mm in diameter and patients who were female.
Symptoms of Complications with DePuy Products
Symptoms related to the reported problems with the hip implants are as follows:
- Pain and swelling
- Problems walking
- Loosening (when the implant does not stay attached to the bone)
If you have had a hip replacement and received an ASRTM XL Acetabular System (hip implant) or ASRTM Hip Resurfacing System, it is important to be aware of the ongoing litigation surrounding these products.
Our team at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. can inform you of your rights. Contact us for a free case consultation and evaluation. Our personal injury lawyers have experience in medical device litigation and serve clients throughout the United States.
Contact Our DePuy Hip Implant Recall Lawyers for a Free Case Review
If you or a loved one have been injured or required revision surgery for a defective hip implant, let us know. Discuss your case with the team at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. in person at our office or over the phone. Contact us at (713) 621-7944 to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation by our product liability lawyers.