Over 12% of patients who have received a Depuy hip implant must have an additional surgery to repair the implanted device. This, among other reasons, is the basis for the ongoing class action lawsuit.
Plaintiffs have alleged that DePuy’s parent company, Johnson & Johnson, failed to properly test the hip implant devices prior to marketing them, and that Johnson & Johnson knew about these problems for over two years prior to recalling the implants.
In August 2010, Depuy recalled the ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System hip implants due to the above stated problems. The FDA had received over 400 reports of problems with the ASP devices prior to the recall.
According to the FDA, a hip implant may be recalled by the manufacturer for a number of reasons. If your hip implant is recalled, this does not necessarily mean that the implant needs to be removed and replaced. In some cases the recall recommends different or more frequent monitoring. It is important to discuss the reason for the recall with your orthopaedic surgeon to determine the most appropriate course of action. However, while this might be accurate, the opposite is also true, i.e., your recalled hip implant may need to be removed to protect your health.
If you or a loved one have received a Depuy ASR XL Acetabular System or ASR Resurfacing System and have suffered from problems associated with the device, contact Robert J. Fleming directly at (404) 923-7497 or (800) 613-1923. You can also contact us online.
Robert J. Fleming has been handling wrongful death cases, dental malpractice, bus accidents, car accident cases and premises injury cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 20 years. He practices in and around the Atlanta, Georgia area including handling lawsuits in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb and other counties and nearby cities including Alpharetta, Austell, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Duluth, Decatur, Doraville, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, and Smyrna. If you have been seriously injured and would like discuss your case, contact Robert J. Fleming directly on (404) 525-5150 or contact us online.