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DePuy Hip Replacement Overview

Anyone of the 93,000 people who received a DePuy Hip Replacement after July 2003 is subject to an FDA recall of the DePuy Hip Replacement.  Many patients who received a DePuy ASR Hip Replacement and the DePuy XL Acetabular ASR are now filing lawsuits against DePuy and others because of the high early failure rate of the DePuy Hip Replacement.  Many patients require revision surgery after having a DePuy Hip Replacement and suffer financial and emotional pain after receiving their DePuy Hip Replacement.  You may be eligible to sue if:

  • You had a DePuy Hip Replacement implanted after 2003
  • You suffered hip pain, groin pain, or swelling after your DePuy surgery
  • Had a Failure of the DePuy hip replacement joint or had to have a DePuy revision surgery
  • Loosening of the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement

WHO IS AT RISK OF BEING A VICTIM OF A DANGEROUS DEPUY HIP RECALL REPLACEMENT?

The DePuy Hip Replacements subject to a recall are the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular system and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System because they may be dangerous or fail catastrophically. Some surgeons believe DePuy metal-on-metal hip implant was not properly tested and that small particles from the DePuy Hip Replacement can cause inflammatory reactions and cause lasting problems. Women and those with weak bones may be more likely to suffer a DePuy Hip Replacement complication after surgery than others.

The DePuy Hip Replacement can come loose and cause you pain.  Within five years after a DePuy implantation, approximately 12% of patients (1 in 8) who had received the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System and 13% of patients (1 in 8) who had a DePuy ASR total hip replacement needed to have a second surgery

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE DEPUY HIP RECALL AND WHY IS THERE CONCERN ABOUT THE EARLY FAILURE RATE OF THE DEPUY HIP REPLACEMENT?

There are multiple symptoms of the DePuy Hip Replacement recall including metal-on-metal flaking from the DePuy Hip Replacement which can cause cobalt toxicity.  The DePuy Hip Replacement can cause pseudotumors, pain, swelling, soft tissue damage, problems walking or a revision surgery.  Other side effects of the DePuy Hip Replacement include vision impairment or hearing loss. The ASR XL Acetabular system and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System were recalled on August 26, 2010 because of the much higher than normal failure rate.  Many patients have had to suffer a DePuy Hip Replacement revision surgery and should be compensated for their medical bills, time from work, and other injuries from their DePuy Hip Replacement.

WHAT CAN I DO IF I THINK I AM A VICTIM OF A DEPUY HIP RECALL, CAN I SUE DEPUY FOR MY INJURIES OR CAN I JOIN A DEPUY LAWSUIT?

Patients who had a DePuy Hip Replacement and who have had side effects from the DePuy Hip Replacement may be able to sue DePuy or Johnson and Johnson for their injuries.  If you have had a DePuy Hip Replacement surgery and are either suffering from pain, swelling, problems walking or have had to have a revision surgery, you may be able to join a DePuy lawsuit.  DePuy Hip Replacement lawyers are offering free legal consultations to anyone injured by this medical device.  If you are suffering from a DePuy Hip Replacement - contact an attorney today!

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