DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has issued a worldwide recall of all components for the ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR® Hip Resurfacing System.
Have you had a DePuy hip replacement surgery? Are you aware there is a hip replacement recall for a DePuy hip replacement product? If so, you may need a lawyer to help you with your DePuy hip replacement claim. The attorneys at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, North Carolina can help you work through your DePuy Orthopaedics recall.
DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has issued a worldwide recall of all components for the ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR® Hip Resurfacing System. Since 2008, the Food and Drug Administration has received as many as 400 complaints by patients who had hip replacement surgery that used these materials. Complaints have ranged from swelling, pain, and movement problems, to other serious consequences, including the need for surgical replacement of the hip implant.
This recall means additional testing and monitoring may be necessary. These systems first became available in July 2003. If you had your hip surgery prior to July 2003, the hip you received is not subject to this recall.
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson issued a recall on its ASR XL Acetabular System (a hip socket used in traditional hip replacement surgery) and ASR Hip Resurfacing System (a partial hip replacement that involves placing a metal cap on the ball of the femur) — both of which have been used in hip replacement surgery.
For more information on what the Federal Drug Administration has to say about these implants, click here.
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An internal analysis by Johnson and Johnson, the makers of the recalled DePuy hip implants has been publicly released through court documents and reveals that the company projects that as many as 40% of the implants used will fail within 5 years in the patients who received it.
According to an article in today’s New York Times, “About 93,000 patients worldwide received an A.S.R., about one-third of them in the United States.” Assuming that 40% of them could fail, the A.S.R. Hip Implants (Articular Surface Replacement) could fail with five years for over 12,000 Americans who received the implant. The implants were recalled by Johnson and Johnson in 2010. So far about 9,000 cases have been filed between federal court in Ohio and state court in California. The first cases go to trial this week in California.
For the entire article in the New York Times, go to this link.