Metal Hip Replacements, All-Metal Hips, Metal-on-Metal Replacements
Have you or a loved one undergone surgery to receive the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System or DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System or other type of hip replacement device? You may be entitled to compensation through a class-action lawsuit against Depuy / Johnson & Johnson or other manufacturers of these devices.
Hip replacements are a very common medical procedure in the United States, particularly among the older population. Many hip replacements greatly improve the lives of the patients who receive them. Unfortunately, there are some types of these devices that have proven to cause more problems and leave patients with serious illnesses and injuries.
Defective Hip Replacement Implant Lawsuits
In 2010 DePuy Orthopedics, which is a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled more than 93,000 defective hip replacement systems due to the large number of patients that required a second hip replacement surgery due to tissue damage, pain and inflammation. Some of the more common hip replacement devices specifically involved in the recall are:
- ASR XL Acetabular System, a total hip replacement system sold worldwide.
- ASR Hip Resurfacing System, a partial hip replacement available the U.S.
People with DePuy hip implants often experience loosening or detachment of the implant, implant dislocation or bone fractures around the implant. As a result there have been thousands of DePuy hip implant lawsuits in the United States.
According to a British study, one out of every eight hip replacements with the DePuy hip implant system will likely fail and require a second hip replacement surgery within five years. There are also a number of these devices that can deposit small pieces of metal into the patient's bloodstream, which causes a range of illnesses and injuries including metal toxicity poisoning.
Other manufacturing brands of hip replacement implants that have been found to be defective include:
- Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II
- Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System
- Wright Conserve Plus & Profemur Z Hip Stem
- Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component
Can I Sue the Manufacturer for My Injuries?
The award-winning attorneys at Davis Law Group are actively investigating hip replacement lawsuits and helping defective hip replacement victims join class action lawsuits against DePuy / Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers of defective hip replacement implants.
If you or a loved one has had hip replacement surgery using a DePuy or other brand of hip replacement system and have had any adverse side effects you may want to contact Davis Law Group today at 206-727-4000 regarding a potential defective hip replacement lawsuit.
We work with a number of law firms across the country on helping injured victims recover the compensation that they are entitled to under the law. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe attorney fees until we successfully recover compensation for you and your family.