The DePuy ASR Hip Replacement is a metal-on-metal artificial hip system designed to replace hip joints that require surgery. DePuy ASR Hip Implants have defective joint components that produce metal debris after continuos friction, which have been linked to serious injuries. Metal debris is small enough to enter into the blood stream and surrounding tissues, causing a multitude of health risks.
On June 15, 2010, the first lawsuit was filed against DePuy Orthopaedics. The suit claimed that the Hip Replacement was defectively designed. DePuy Orthopaedics allegedly knew that their product was defective, yet did nothing to notify surgeons or warn patients of the risks associated with their product.
Internal company documents revealed that the device was expected to fail in greater than 40% of patients over a 5 year period. The DePuy ASR Hip Replacement was officially recalled in August 2010.
Common side effects and injuries associated with the DePuy ASR Hip include:
Changes in Gait
Clicking Noises coming from the Hip
Hip Replacement Fracture, Degradation or Breakage
Loosening of the Joint
Need for Revision Surgery
Tissue Damage to the Region
13% of patients who received a DePuy ASR Hip Replacement would experience product failure. Each hip replacement that would fail would also require a subsequent surgery to remove the defective hip and replace it with a different, more effective product.
If you or a loved one was given a DePuy ASR Hip and afterward experienced serious side effects or health issues, you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact us immediately for a FREE DePuy ASR Hip case evaluation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your DePuy Orthopaedics product-related injuries. Our team of Lawyers has experience in claims that involve defective medical devices, and they can help you today.
According to the Institute of Medicine, each year more than 97,000 annual deaths occur due to Medical Negligence.
Hip replacements are generally rated to last 15 years, but the DePuy ASR Hip has been known to fail in as little as 5 years.
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A personal injury caused by DePuy ASR Hip can result in pain and suffering, thousands of dollars in unnecessary medical bills, repeated surgeries, permanent disability and possibly even death. If you or a loved one has been injured by a DePuy ASR Hip after a hip replacement procedure, we can help you.
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