New York Defective Medical Device Attorneys
The DePuy ASR XL Hip Replacement System was introduced to the United States in 2005. DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, advertised their new system as a "high performance hip replacement". Advertisements showed people running on the beach and performing other high impact activities. The system is made up of metal on metal components which, as they deteriorate, generate significant amounts of debris that can cause severe inflammation and damage muscles and other soft tissue. These injuries require a follow up operation to replace the device.
If you have had, or think you will need a corrective surgery for your hip replacement, call our New York defective medical device lawyers at (888) 260-0473 for help recovering medical costs.
a gradual recall
The ASR XL hip replacement was designed with a shallower cup than other hip implants which many orthopedic specialists believe is what is responsible for its higher failure rate. Since 2008 the FDA has received around 300 complaints where patients had to have the device replaced soon after it was implanted. In 2009, DePuy voluntarily withdrew the system from the Australian market. In March 2010 DePuy stopped selling the ASR XL system in the United States but insisted that this was not a recall of the product. Finally in August 2010 DePuy announced a voluntary recall of their system in the United States.
skilled hip replacement attorneys
The field of orthopedic surgery is rapidly changing with new techniques and innovations giving hope to those who previously had none. Sometimes, however, medical devices and procedures are hastily pushed forward without proper testing and it creates a dangerous situation for patients.
Our firm is currently investigating claims and numerous adverse event reports made to the FDA regardingDePuy Hip Implant failures. If you think your DePuy cup is failing, that is a medical matter which should be discussed with your doctors. They are the ones best suited to investigate failures. After a medical professional has confirmed your problems stem from a bad hip replacement, we encourage you to speak with one of our New York defective hip replacement attorneys. We may be able to help you win compensation for your pain and suffering.