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Depuy ASR recall patients may require a painful revision surgery to remove and replace the defective hip implant. DePuy estimates approximately 10,000 patients may need revision surgery, however we believe that this grossly underestimates the number hip revision surgeries that will be necessary.
The DePuy ASR revisions are necessary because the device is defectively designed and manufactured so that high levels of metal ions are released from the Depuy ASR hip. This metal ion release damages tissue, causes pseudotumours, and results in osteolysis requiring hip revision surgery to remove and replace the device. This may happen shortly after the DePuy ASR hip replacement is implanted into the patient or it may take years to occur.
The Adverse Event Reports involving the DePuy ASR submitted to the FDA by surgeons performing DePuy hip revision surgeries mention instances of “loosening, pseudotumour and metallosis” / (sic) metalosis. Surgeons have noted upon revision that the DePuy ASR hip cup was “loose and easy to revise”, that the “the cup popped right out” and that “there was no evidence of any bony ingrowth.” This is in spite of the surgeon’s prerevision observation that “The patient was revised to address complaint of extreme pain when weight bearing. X-rays looked good, and cup was in position.”
Prior to the DePuy hip recall of the ASR hip systems, published articles detailed the design problems with the device. Hundreds of Adverse Event Reports to the FDA in the United States confirmed what the studies showed. The DePuy ASR hip was withdrawn from the Australian market in December 2009. On May 25, 2010 a Medical Device Alert was issued in the UK for the DePuy Hip.
DePuy is paying surgeons to assist them in getting patients to sign documents for DePuy that allows DePuy to keep the explanted hip implant and to do “testing” on it. The explanted device is a valuable piece of evidence and a patient may not be able to prove a product defect case without the explanted hip device. Patients should be wary of this and not jeopordize their current and future legal rights by signing any documents for DePuy without obtaining independent legal advice. Patients may not realize what they are doing and think they are “just doing what the doctor asked” when they sign the documents. Please realize that your health care insurer is obligated to pay for your revision surgery and testing and it is not necessary for you to sign any documents for DePuy in order to get your revision or testing done. TALK TO A LAWYER BEFORE YOU SIGN ANY DOCUMENTS FOR DEPUY. DONT ALLOW THEM TO HURT YOU AGAIN!
Depuy ASR hip replacement patients may be eligible for compensation due to the injuries they have suffered as a result of being implanted with the defective DePuy ASR hip replacement. Past and future pain, suffering, medical bills, lost earnings, and disfigurement are among the damages that the patients may be entitled to recover. The Johnson Law Firm handles cases on a contingent fee basis. The client is never at risk of paying any money out of pocket. If there is no recovery, there is no fee.
The Johnson Law Firm has represented patients against the manufacturers of defective hip implants since 2001. The firm has clients in all 50 states.
The Johnson Law firm is filing individual Depuy Hip Recall lawsuits on behalf of DePuy ASR patients nationwide. The firm has filed DePuy Hip lawsuits in federal court against DePuy and J&J.
The Johnson Law Firm has never filed a lawsuit against any doctor or hospital and will not do so in the DePuy ASR litigation. We will seek recovery against the manufacturer and distributor of the device.
Depuy ASR lawsuits must be filed for patients before the legal deadline or the patient’s rights to compensation will be lost.
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DePuy ASR acetabular cups used in hip resurfacing arthroplasty and total hip replacement.
The MHRA has received reports of higher than anticipated rates of revision for ASRTM acetabular cups.
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