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DePuy ASR Hip Recall: Side Effects & Disorders

DePuy ASR Hip Recall: Side Effects & Disorders

FDA Recall

In 2010 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a voluntary recall of the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System after unpublished data from the United Kingdom joint registry indicated that 13 percent of the systems would fail within five years. In other words, every 1 in 8 hip replacements would fail.

Recall, side effects, and disorders lawyers in RaleighBy 2010 approximately 125 complaints had been made to the FDA regarding the DePuy ARS just that year. Between 2006 and 2010 more than 700 complaints had been filed regarding the system. Due to failure of the metal-on-metal hip implants many people had to receive additional surgery to replace the faulty medical device while others endured serious side-effects and injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to the DePuy ASR system, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

Fill out the form to your right for a no-cost, no-obligation review of your DePuy hip recall claim.

DePuy Hip Recall Side-Effects

If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture or other medical condition you may be considering hip replacement surgery. Although hip replacement can help alleviate pain and increase motion, metal-on-metal implants carry additional risks.

Metal components of the joint can grind together over time and shards of metal can also enter into the blood stream and body.

Some common side-effects of the DePuy ASR system include:

  • Cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle)
  • Hip and groin pain
  • Swelling
  • Infections
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Kidney problems
  • Tissue damage
  • Metallosis (metal poisoning)
  • Bone deterioration

It is believed that DePuy knew about the high failure rates as early as 2007, however the recall was not issued until 2010 when the FDA announced the voluntary recall. The three year delay caused many victims to suffer through pain, disease, and additional surgeries.

Contact our Defective Medical Device Lawyers Today

More than 11,500 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson, the DePuy implant manufacturers, by victims seeking compensation for their injuries and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one were impacted by the DePuy ASR recall, you may be entitled to compensation.

At Riddle & Brantley, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims including those who have suffered due to a manufacturer’s negligence. We can provide comprehensive legal counsel on your specific claim and help to guide you through the litigation process.

We have several offices located throughout North Carolina. Contact us at (800) 525-7111 to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation regarding the DePuy hip recall.

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