DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, announced a recall on August 26, 2010 of its DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System (used for total hip replacements) and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System (used in a newer kind of bone-conserving procedure).
DePuy Orthopaedics released a Recall Notice stating that the data it received showed that 1 in 8 (or about 12 percent) of individuals who received the artificial implants needed corrective procedures (also known as revision surgeries) within a five-year period due to a high early failure rate with the DePuy ASR artificial hip. DePuy also stated that reasons for revision include component loosening, component malalignment, infection, fracture of the bone, dislocation, metal sensitivity and pain.
Michael Caddell was special counsel to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Sulzer Hip Implant litigation, which is similar to this defective hip implant issue. Mr. Caddell's partner, Cynthia Chapman, recently served on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the defective defibrillator litigation against Medtronic, which litigation involved the recall of a medical device.
Contact Caddell & Chapman
If you or a family member have undergone replacement surgery for a defective DePuy artificial hip implant or if you have been told by your physician that your ASR hip implant must be replaced, please contact Caddell & Chapman toll-free at 1 (877) 553-3057 and ask to speak to Cory Fein, an experienced personal injury and trial attorney. Mr. Fein may also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome the opportunity to review your claim without any charge to you or obligation to retain an attorney.
***The use of the terms "DePuy," "ASR XL Acetabular System," and "ASR Hip Resurfacing System" is solely for information and product identification purposes. Caddell & Chapman is not in any way affiliated with Depuy.