The implant that never took
Video Transcript for the Hearing Impaired:
You know if you have a DePuy Orthopedics hip. And if you happen to own a DePuy ASR metal-on-metal implant by now you may know that something’s not quite right. You are not alone. Some 93,000 people worldwide have the devices implanted too. Among those who have received DePuy hip replacements since 2003, some are experiencing overtly negative outcomes, including failed joints and metallosis, a type of metal poisoning. ASR patients have reported tissue damage, pain and high toxicity levels; others have required revision surgery. The range of side effects from this dysfunctional implant may also include:
- Bone fracture
- Loosening of the prosthesis
- Metal sensitivity
Recalls and Litigation
DePuy has clearly shown negligence in the design, manufacturing and marketing of this particular prosthetic device, especially after the company knew of patient complaints. In effort to rectify any further issues DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, recalled the ASR XL Acetabular Hip and ASR Hip Resurfacing systems—the hip joint devices with chromium-cobalt surfaces—in 2010.
However, we know people can’t simply “return” a hip, and since the recall the ASR has become the focus of number lawsuits, from California to New Jersey. If you or someone you know has a DePuy ASR implant and is suffering from or has experienced persistent side effects, the Romano Law Group can provide you with more information about this important case.
What You Can Do
Don’t wait. If you are in pain or worried about your health or the wellbeing of a friend or loved one with a DePuy hip, it’s time to speak up. The sooner you look into the feasibility of a case against DePuy the faster you can come to some resolution—and get on with living the life you intended following routine hip replacement. Here’s where to start:
- Check to see whether your ASR prosthetic hip replacement is one of the models currently in recall by DePuy Orthopedics.
- Call Romano Law Group to explain your situation and learn more about your legal rights and options for potential compensation.
- If you are a candidate for a legitimate claim against the manufacturer, our expert attorneys will guide you through the process and timeline for reaching some restitution for what you’ve been through.
Have questions about your DePuy hip? We can help. The attorneys at Romano Law Group know about the status of ongoing cases against DePuy. Take your first step toward a pain-free life and give us a call.