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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 patients. 

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 rebuild.

 From Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison’s office in Waco, TX. Published on October 14, 2010.

 
What 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.

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

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