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A Short Guide to the DePuy ASR
XL™ Acetabular Hip Replacement Recall
There is lots of information and misinformation on the DePuy
ASR XL™ Acetabular hip replacement recall on the Internet. As you or a loved one determine whether
this recall affects you, here are some important things to keep in mind:
- Doctors began using the ASR XL™ Acetabular hip
replacement system in the United States in 2005. DePuy did not recall the system until late summer of
2010. If you or a loved one had a
hip replacement between 2005 and 2010, check with your doctor to see if you
received a recalled hip implant.
- It is important to see your doctor even if you
are currently not experiencing any negative side effects or symptoms.
- Ask your doctor to perform a blood test to check
metal ion levels. High ion levels have
been known to cause tissue damage.
- Contact an experienced products liability lawyer
at Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, P.C.
Only a lawyer can protect your legal rights to make certain that you
receive fair and adequate compensation for injuries caused by the DePuy ASR XL™
Acetabular hip replacement recall.
The lawyers at Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison have been
helping people injured by defective products, medical devices, and
pharmaceuticals for over 30 years.
With experience handling cases from Maine to California, we will fight
for justice for you or your loved one.
Contact us today so that we can help you recover and rebuild.
From Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison's office in Waco, Texas. Published on November 19, 2010
DePuy ASR XL Acetabular™ Hip
Replacement Recall: A Terrible Problem that You Don’t Have to Face Alone
In late August, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. announced a recall
of its ASR XL Acetabular™ metal on metal hip replacement system. Surgeons began using the ASR XL
Acetabular™ hip replacement system in the United States in 2005. Since then, tens of thousands of
patients have received DePuy hip replacements that studies show are dangerous and
defective. The five-year failure
rate of the ASR XL Acetabular™ hip replacement system is roughly 13%, or 1 in 8
The size of this recall is staggering. In total, over 93,000 DePuy ASR XL
Acetabular™ hip replacement and hip resurfacing systems were used in surgeries
worldwide. While it is unknown
precisely how many DePuy hip replacements patients in the United States
received, it is certainly in the tens of thousands. That’s thousands of aunts and uncles, grandmothers and
grandfathers, mothers and fathers made to worry, fret, and possibly have to
undergo more painful medical procedures because of the DePuy recall.
If you or a loved one is affected by this recall, you need
to take action. Please schedule an
appointment with your orthopedic surgeon and speak to your physician about the
need to replace the hip replacement system, and the need to perform certain
blood tests to measure the level of metal ions in your blood. According to DePuy, ion levels may be
high even if you are not experiencing any symptoms.
After you have spoken to your doctor, contact us for a free
consultation so that we can protect your legal rights. Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, P.C. is a Central Texas based law firm with
national reach. From our offices
in Waco, Texas, we represent injured people all over the United States. If you’re looking for a lawyer in
McLennan County, the greater Central Texas area or anywhere in the United
States, let Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, P.C. help you recover and
From Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison’s office in Waco,
TX. Published on October 14, 2010.
You Need to Know About the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Artificial Hip Recall
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson and Johnson,
recalled its ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip replacement system on August
24, 2010. The recall came after recent
studies showed that the five-year failure rate of this product is approximately
13%, or 1 in 8 patients. DePuy
said that its artificial hip system had problems with components loosening and
component misalignment. This caused
patients to have infections, bone fracturing, hip dislocation, and pain. The studies also showed that the DePuy
ASR XL Acetabular hip replacement system also increased metal ion levels in the
blood in some patients. Other
problems it might cause included bone staining, necrosis (tissue death),
swelling, nerve damage, and muscle damage.
How do you know if you are affected by this recall? The DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System was
first used in the United States in 2005. If you, a loved one, or someone you know had a hip replacement surgery
during or after 2005, you might have one of the recalled artificial hips. Most people do not know what type of
artificial joint their surgeon used. To find out if this recall affects you, the first thing you need to do
is contact your doctor or surgeon to discover what type of replacement was
used. Be sure to ask your doctor
about running blood tests to measure the level of metal ions in your
blood. These levels may be high
even if you have not yet experienced any symptoms.
Once you know that you received a DePuy artificial hip, you
should contact a lawyer in order to best protect your legal rights. A DePuy hip recall lawyer can help you
get justice for the damage caused by the DePuy artificial hip recall and
represent you in a DePuy hip recall lawsuit.
The law firm of Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, P.C. has been representing
people injured by dangerous and defective products for over 30 years. We specialize in products liability
lawsuits. From our offices in
Waco, Texas, we fight for justice for clients all over the United States, from
Maine to California. We specialize
in pursuing the manufacturers of dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical
devices. We also handle car wreck
lawsuits, trucking accident lawsuits, and serious injury and wrongful death
lawsuits. Contact us today so that
we can help you recover and rebuild.
From Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison's office in Waco, Texas. Published on October 7, 2010.