DePuy Hip Recalls

DEPUY HIP REPLACEMENT RECALL LAWYERS IN ST. LOUIS

Missouri DePuy Recall Attorneys

On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, announced that it would be voluntarily recalling two of its Depuy hip implant systems due to early failure rates and other problems. Depuy has recalled their DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System which is an implant used in total hip replacements. It has also recalled their DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System which is used to preserve the bone.

There have been thousands of complaints about the DePuy hip implant including pain, inflammation, loosening, difficulty walking, tumors and complete dislocation of the implant. Some patients have also suffered from a complication known as metallosis which involves tiny pieces of the implant flaking off or corroding and entering the patient’s body. This metal poisoning can cause serious problems including aseptic fibrosis, damage to tissue and bone and loosing or complete failure of the implant. Investigations have shown that 5 years after the initial hip implant surgery, 1 in 8 patients with these hips will require a second “revision surgery” to fix the problems with the defective hip implant system.

If you have had a DePuy ASR XL Acetubular hip implant and you have experienced any of the following symptoms, you should speak with your doctor as soon as possible:

  • Loosening or dislocation of the hip
  • Difficulty walking
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of mobility
  • Necrotic skin damage
  • Tissue damage
  • Muscle damage

It is estimated that Depuy has sold 93,000 of the defective implant systems worldwide. Many lawsuits have been filed regarding these defective hips, but as yet no class action suits. You do not have to wait for a class action. If you have received one of these defective implant systems, you should consult with an experienced medical device negligence attorney. You may be entitled to claim compensation for your medical costs and lost income, as well as your non-economic losses such as pain and suffering.

Contact Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard in St. Louis today for a free consultation with an attorney.

Compensation for People with Defective Hip Implants

Our firm has a long and distinguished history as advocates for victims of defective medical products. If you choose our firm to represent you, we will immediately initiate a comprehensive investigation on your behalf. Working with orthopedic specialists and other professionals, we will document the negligence of the manufacturer in designing the product. Our lawyers will seek full and complete compensation for all your losses, including medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.

You are not alone. Thousands of other people have experienced problems with DePuy hip replacements. Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible result for you.

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