In August of 2010, DePuy issued a recall of their ASR hip replacement systems, after a study released a dangerously high rate of failures associated with the implants. There has been growing concerns regarding the safety and effectiveness of all-metal hip replacements. Many reports of adverse effects have been filed with the FDA regarding another DePuy metal-on-metal product: the Pinnacle hip replacement. If a DePuy ASR or Pinnacle hip replacement resulted in severe pain and discomfort, requiring a secondary surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our hip replacement attorneys for a free consultation regarding your potential case.
Dangerous Medical Devices
DePuy marketed and sold the ASR and Pinnacle hip implants to consumers across the globe without first conducting tests proving the safety of these devices. Symptoms associated with a faulty hip implant include:
- Hip pain
- Thigh and/or groin pain
- Stiffness or audible noises (popping or clicking) when walking
- Skin rashes surrounding hip
- Hip dislocations
In the event of any unexplained, prolonged pain or discomfort in your hip, contact our DePuy defective hip implant attorney for a free consultation.
DePuy ASR Replacements—Faulty Design
DePuy recalled this product after an independent study reported 13% of patients with an ASR hip replacement would require a revision surgery within 5 years, more than double the industry’s standard. Orthopedic surgeons have noted that the shallower acetabular cup featured in the ASR systems is more difficult to implant securely. Many patients have had to undergo additional surgery because the implant caused fractures, loosened, or even fell out of the pelvic bones. Experts are attributing the high rate of failure to the faulty design of the acetabular cup.
DePuy Pinnacle Replacement
There has been a lot of controversy over the lack of sufficient testing on metal-on-metal hip replacements, and growing concern surrounding the high failure rates of all metal implants. DePuy’s Pinnacle implants, when used with a metal liner has also been associated with a disconcertingly large number of complaints from patients. While DePuy claims there is no design flaw in the DePuy Pinnacle system, there have been numerous suits filed against DePuy for the injuries and harm caused by the Pinnacle kit.
Seek Legal Representation
Victims have a limited amount of time to file a suit regarding their defective hip implant. In delaying, you may cause unnecessary health complications and even jeopardize your right to compensation. Because medical device manufacturers are wiling to invest millions of dollars defending their products, it is crucial to entrust your case to a firm experienced in handling complicated medical device claims.
Call Us Today
Having recovered millions on behalf of patients harmed by defective devices, our DePuy recall lawyers can help you secure the maximum compensation you are entitled to, recovering damages for: cost of surgery, lost wages, extended medical care, pain and suffering. We offer free consultations to all victims of DePuy’s defective hip implants. Schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-925-0723. All inquiries are confidential with no obligation.