DePuy Orthopedics (acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1998) has developed three hip replacement designs since 2000 with high failure rates: the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. All three products have problems that arise from their metal-on-metal components. They have voluntarily recalled two (both ASR products) as a result of higher than normal rates of corrective surgery. Prior to the recall, an estimated 93,000 of the ASR and ASR XL products had been sold.
In August 2010, the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant was recalled after data from the UK joint registry indicated that 12 percent of implants failed within five years of the original implant date. Thirteen percent of patients needed revision surgery five years after receiving an ASR XL Acetabular System.
On Nov. 19, 2013, Johnson & Johnson announced that DePuy Orthopedics Inc. had reached a U.S. settlement agreement to compensate ASR Hip System patients who had surgery to replace their ASR hip. The settlement, valued at approximately $2.5 billion, was based on an estimated 8,000 patients participating in the program.
DePuy Hip Implant Failure And Your Legal Rights
If you or someone you know is suffering from problems with a DePuy hip replacement, give a Sacramento DePuy hip lawyer at Cutter Law a call to learn how you can protect your rights. For a free and confidential case evaluation, contact us toll free at 888-285-3333 or fill out the form below.
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