Hire a DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyer to file a DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Posted Dec 18 2012 11:44am
Hundreds of the 93,000-plus people who have received either of two specific DePuy Orthopaedics ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement devices—about 1 in 8—have suffered pain and needed corrective action, known as revision surgery, within five years. This is approximately twice the industry average and has led to many courts having to handle a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit.
Two particular models of the implants have most often become the subject of a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit:
• ASR XL Acetabular System, used for total hip replacements and FDA approved for the US
• ASR Hip Resurfacing System, which is used in a newer kind of bone-conserving procedure not officially available in the US as yet.
DePuy issued the voluntary recall when a study of hip replacement revision rates showed the ASR systems fail much more often than others. The study, conducted at University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, reached its conclusion based on new data from the National Joint Registry for England Wales that showed failure rates higher than previously reported.
Swelling, pain and difficulty walking can be part of any recovery, but if such symptoms continue beyond a reasonable period or start again after letting up for a while, it may be a sign an implant is failing. You may even begin experiencing fever, nausea or other unexplained symptoms. If you’ve had a hip replacement and are experiencing any of these types of symptoms, consult with your surgeon as soon as possible. And don’t forget you may have legal rights as well. It’s important to consult with an experienced Depuy Hip Replacement Lawyer.
Revision surgery is more complicated and more costly than primary joint replacements because surgeons have less bone and more scar tissue to work with. If you want to try to recover compensation for the costs and the suffering you must go through, consult with a DePuy hip replacement lawyer who knows how to help you assess your chances of doing so. One of our HendlerLaw attorneys can guide you through a review of your situation and advise you on whether it may make sense to file a Depuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit.
If you’re not sure whether you have an ASR hip replacement system or components, contact your orthopedic surgeon or the hospital where you had your surgery. Ask for the Operating Report which will list all the components of your hip system.
For more information about the recall, visit http://depuy.com/asr-hip-replacement-recall. The company will also take questions through a toll-free phone number: 888.627.2677. For assistance with your legal rights in regard to the hip recall, call us any time day or night at 800.443.6353. We are here to help at no charge to you.