In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics recalled two of its hip replacement products, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System that it manufactured after 2003.
High failure rates led to the company’s decision: As many as one patient in eight who was implanted with one of these devices had it removed or replaced within the first five years. While many hip replacement products utilize plastic or ceramic parts, the ASR implant used a metal-on-metal design that is believed to have allowed the erosion of the metal surfaces, which in turn may have poisoned patients into whom it was implanted.
DePuy Hip Implant Injury Attorneys Serving Nebraska
Friedman Law Offices is a leading personal injury law firm that aggressively fights for compensation for patients who have been injured by dangerous medical devices. We advise you to consult with a doctor, then contact us, if you have experienced any of these symptoms after receiving a defective DePuy hip implant:
- Unexplained hip pain
- Swelling or inflammation surrounding the implant
- Problems in moving the joint, walking or standing
- Loosening of the implant from the femur or hip socket
- Metal poisoning (metallosis)
- Problems with the implant leading to its removal or repair through a second surgery
- Tissue and/or bone degradation rendering you unable to tolerate a new implant
Neither DePuy nor your insurance company may reimburse you for the full costs associated with your defective hip implant. However, Friedman Law Offices can help you seek the compensation you need to cover the full costs of your damages, including all associated medical expenses, ongoing therapies and rehabilitation, costs of future surgeries, loss of income, and pain and suffering during your ordeal.