DePuy Hip Lawsuit Lawyer
At least two DePuy Hip Replacement systems have been linked to side effects so painful that they have necessitated the need to repair or replace a partial or an entire DePuy hip replacement system. Symptoms of a defective DePuy hip implant include swelling in the hip and/or accompanying hip, leg or groin pain, any or all of which may lead to difficulty walking. Contact a DePuy Hip Lawyer for a free legal consultation regarding a potential DePuy Hip Lawsuit.
DePuy Hip Recall Information
In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled two hip replacement systems: the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The first, an all-metal hip replacement system, has been found to be wearing out well before its time, causing tiny metal shavings to dislodge and damage nearby tissue, as well as potentially poisoning the unlucky hip device implantee with toxic metals. The main problem with the latter device seems to be its failure to properly fuse as advertised.
DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit Information
If you or a loved one has experienced serious side effects from a DePuy Hip Replacement System or partial implant, you may qualify for compensation to help with the cost of your medical expenses as well as your pain and suffering. To contact a DePuy Hip Replacement lawyer for a free consultation and DePuy Hip Replacement lawsuit information, call Matthews and Associates toll free at 1-888-520-5202.
FDA Warning for DePuy Hip Replacement
In February 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that DePuy metal on metal hip implants may need immediate repair or early replacement. The metal in these implants can wear away and damage nearby tissue, the FDA found. Symptoms of the problem can include pain in the leg, hip or groin, swelling in the hip, and noticeable changes in the person’s gait.
What is a DePuy Hip Implant?
The human hip consists of two basic parts, a ball and a rounded socket, one or both of which can wear out over time, or even become dramatically injured via violent action (as with former football player Bo Jackson) to the point of needing surgery for repair or replacement. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, is a company which manufactures parts meant to repair or partially replace portions of the ball and the rounded socket. Many of the company’s products appear at this date to have excellent track records, while others, such as the two recently recalled, appear to eventually cause at least as many problems as they temporarily solve upon first being implanted.
DePuy’s ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems were:
- first approved by the FDA in 2003
- used in more than 93,000 hip surgeries worldwide
- recalled in August 2010
- the subject of more than 300 complaints to FDA since 2008
- manufactured by Johnson & Johnson
DePuy Hip Implant Side Effects
While many DePuy Hip implants can be helpful for people with severe hip problems, at least two of DePuy’s products have caused people severe problems. Side effects include:
- Hip swelling
- Hip pain
- Groin pain
- Leg pain
- Difficulty walking/gait changes
- More DePuy Hip side effects
If you or someone you love is feeling pain after receiving DePuy metal hip implant surgery with the ASR XL Acetabular , the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System (or the Pinnacle hip with the Ultramet metal liner), or your artificial hip needs early replacement, contact an experienced DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyer at Matthews & Associates. For a free consultation, call us toll-free at 888-520-5202 or fill out our contact form. We will answer any questions you may have regarding a DePuy Hip Replacement lawsuit.