Johnson & Johnson Hip Replacement Recall
Johnson & Johnson—the parent company of DePuy Orthopaedics—recalled the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System hip implants in August 2010.
According to a press release announcing the Johnson & Johnson hip replacement recall, these two hip implants were more than twice as likely to fail within five years as the expected rate for artificial hip replacements. One in eight patients who received one of the recalled DePuy hip replacements required repair surgery within five years of receiving the device.
Patients who have reported problems with DePuy hip replacements have experienced symptoms such as pain or swelling in the area around their device. These can lead to other complications, including problems with walking, fractures, loosening of the implant or broken bones or dislocation of the implant.
Patients who received a DePuy hip replacement may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy over the problems with their device.
If you or a loved one received a DePuy/Johnson & Johnson hip replacement and have experienced pain or other problems with the device, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to find out more about your rights. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.