DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Division of Johnson and Johnson, Recalled Its ASRTM XL Acetabular Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement System on August 24, 2010.
This recall came after data indicated that the five-year failure rate of this product was approximately 13%, or 1 in 8 patients. Like most consumers, the trial lawyers at Harrison Davis were shocked by this news. Further inquiry, however, only made matters worse. In fact, when pressed for answers, DePuy identified the following reasons for the failure of these hip replacement systems:
- component loosening
- component malalignment
- bone fracture
- metal sensitivity and pain
Shockingly, those are not the only complications stemming from use of the DePuy ASRTM XL Acetabular hip replacement system. Additional complications may include:
- increased metal ion levels in the blood
- bone staining
- nerve damage
- tissue damage and/or
- muscle damage
The DePuy ASRTM XL Acetabular System first became available in the United States in 2005. If you had a hip replacement surgery in 2005 or later and know you received a DePuy ASRTM XL Acetabular System (or if you are unsure what type of hip replacement system you received), please contact us. You may be entitled to compensation.
DePuy has recalled all DePuy ASRTM XL Acetabular systems, even if they have not yet failed. Unfortunately, if a DePuy ASRTMXL Acetabular system was used in your hip replacement surgery, you will likely need a second surgery to replace it. Even if you are not experiencing problems at this time, chances are that the system will later cause hip pain, difficulty walking, damage to the hip joint, and loss of bone cells. Consequently, it may be necessary for you to have the system removed and replaced by another hip replacement system to avoid future problems.
Harrison Davis Trial Attorneys believe that DePuy is principally responsible for the damages caused by the ASRTM XL Acetabular hip replacement system’s recall. As such, we’ve made it our mission to seek just compensation and medical redress on behalf of our clients.
Justice for the Victims of Defective Hip Implants
Harrison Davis partner Zollie Steakley was part of a legal team that recently obtained a $502 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a case involving defective Pinnacle hip replacements (sold under the DePuy brand name).
Among other things, the company was accused of hiding known problems with its hip replacement systems. This left patients to face painful surgeries when those systems failed prematurely. The jury awarded a significant amount of punitive damages to the injured parties. In light of this, Mr. Steakley said on several occasions that, “justice was served.”
Why Does This Matter To You?
If you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of a defective hip implant, you can rest assured that it is possible to obtain justice. The verdict detailed above is the proof that real results can happen for real people.
Mr. Steakley’s main goal was to ensure that his clients – a Vietnam veteran and a hospital CEO – were provided with the financial compensation they deserved. It’s a shame to think of all the suffering they incurred as a result of a corporation putting profits over people. Luckily, both received justice in the end.
Harrison Davis Trial Lawyers like Mr. Steakley have the dedication and the resources to take on the rich and powerful to get justice for our individual clients. Our firm has achieved national recognition for our ability to deliver results to the injured and their families.
Contact an Experienced Metal Hip Recall Trial Lawyer
Call 800-460-2756 to get a free consultation with our medical device trial attorneys. Our lawyers are based in Texas but routinely travel across the nation to represent those harmed by defective medical devices. Call us today. We’re here to help.