The DePuy ASR Hip Replacement system’s side effects include hip failure as well as dispersal of metallic debris in patients’ bodies, which can cause a number of serious health risks. We are working with some of the leading DePuy Hip Replacement attorneys in the United States. A claim and/or DePuy ASR Hip Replacement lawsuit can be filed on your behalf and there is no fee until you receive an award or a settlement. Contact us for a free consultation online or toll free at 1-800-992-6878.
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The DePuy ASR hip replacement system is manufactured by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics. DePuy Orthopaedics was originally founded in Warsaw, Indiana in 1895. DePuy was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1998 and now has locations globally. In 2011, DePuy agreed to a merger with Synthes to create the largest orthopedic corporation in the world.
DePuy Orthopaedics Issued Recall of DePuy ASR Hip Replacement System
The DePuy ASR hip replacement system was approved for sale on the market by the FDA in 2005 without clinical trials. In the years following the medical device’s approval, the FDA received hundreds of complaints from patients who had received the device. In early 2010, DePuy stated they were phasing out the medical device due to its declining sales. In March 2010, DePuy acknowledged that approximately twelve percent of patients who had received the DePuy ASR hip replacement system needed revision surgery. In August 2010, DePuy finally issued a recall of the DePuy ASR hip replacement system after years of reported device failure.
Lawsuits Against DePuy Orthopaedics For DePuy ASR Hip Replacement System
More than 93,000 patients globally have received the DePuy ASR hip replacement system and the medical device has a one in eight failure rate leaving DePuy Orthopaedics to potentially face thousands of legal claims. Lawsuits against DePuy primarily allege defective design and inadequate warnings. One of the recurring claims being asserted against DePuy is that the corporation was aware of the problems associated with the medical device but failed to adequately warn patients. DePuy faces more than 8,000 lawsuits 6,000 of which have been consolidated. Three DePuy ASR hip replacement system lawsuits have been settled for about $200,000 per claim. Recently, a federal judge ordered DePuy to comply with an FDA order requiring the corporation to conduct additional research on the medical device. DePuy faces legal challenges from both its DePuy ASR hip replacement system and DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement system.
Contact the Law Offices of d'Oliveira & Associates
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a DePuy ASR hip replacement system, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney regarding a potential lawsuit. An injury lawyer familiar with new developments in the investigation of DePuy hip implants may be able to help you make important personal and legal decisions.
Please contact the law offices of d'Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.