DePuy Hip Replacement Recall

On August 24th, 2010 DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. a Johnson & Johnson Company, recalled the ASRTM XL Acetabular System/DePuy ASRTM Hip Resurfacing System. This recall involves a hip replacement that first became available in July 2003. Therefore, if you received your hip replacement before July 2003, your hip implant is not subject to the recall. Approximately 12% of patients who received the ASR resurfacing device and 13% of patients who received the ASR total hip replacement have had, or may need to have, revision surgery because the ASR devices can deteriorate and fail.

Patients have been advised to consult with their surgeon or hospital to determine what brand and model hip replacement they have, to evaluate how the hip replacement is functioning, and to consider whether revision surgery will be required. Your surgeon may take X-rays of your hip to evaluate the position of the hip replacement, and may also order additional blood testing or imaging to assess the functioning of your hip implant. The ASR hip units may deteriorate and deposit toxic metal into the bloodstream, which can lead to an adverse tissue reaction to the metal, including pseudotumors.

Some symptoms associated with the recalled hip replacement include hip pain, thigh pain, groin pain, difficulty walking, pain when rising from a seat, pain holding weight, swelling, as well as many other symptoms. Whether you experience any of the side effects or symptoms, it is important to see your doctor so he or she can properly evaluate your hip implant.

The product liability attorneys at Swartz & Swartz, P.C. recommend that recipients of these defective devices contact an experienced attorney to discuss legal options. Swartz & Swartz, P.C. offers a free consultation regarding steps that should be taken to ensure that your legal rights are preserved. The attorneys at Swartz & Swartz, P.C. have significant experience handling claims against defective medical equipment manufacturers.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to a defective hip replacement or another defective medical device, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts.

By James A. Swartz of Swartz & Swartz, P.C.Permalink

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