The August 2010 DePuy ASR recall affects over 90,000 hip implant patients - of which approximately 12,000 will likely have to undergo additional, painful and expensive hip replacement surgeries - not to mention medical monitoring for heavy metal toxicity issues due to metal debris entering the blood stream.
DePuy ASR Hip Recall Announced After 13% Failure Rate Released
The August 2010 DePuy ASR recall of the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System will affect over 90,000 hip implant patients around the world. DePuy only recalled these metal-on-metal devices after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) received hundreds of complaints from consumers alleging that the devices were defective.
After further investigation, it was revealed that nearly 13% of those patients - about 12,000 people - would likely have to undergo additional hip replacement surgeries to replace the very same hip implant they assumed would last for years and years. While that's bad enough, issues of heavy metal toxicity in all 90,000+ DePuy hip implant patients could result in serious injuries for many down the road.
Metal-On-Metal Debris May Cause Heavy Metal Toxicity
DePuy hip implant lawyers say that all patients who were implanted with a DePuy ASR hip replacement system since 2003 may be susceptible to heavy metal toxicity due to chromium and cobalt parts rubbing together and creating metal debris, or metal ions, that can enter a patient's blood stream and cause serious injuries. Doctors say that even if an injury hasn't yet manifested, patients should be continually and consistently monitored in the future - and that DePuy Orthopedics, a Johnson & Johnson Company, should pay for that.
Contact a DePuy hip recall lawyer to find out how to receive the compensation you deserve for the manufacturers' failure to warn you about its products defects and for waiting too long to recall those products.
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