DePuy hip replacement lawsuit | DePuy Hip Replacement Recall
DePuy lawsuit | DePuy Hip Recall |Hip replacement lawsuit | Hip Replacement Recall | DePuy hip replacement lawsuit | DePuy Hip Replacement Recall
Thousands of people in the U.S. have filed DePuy hip replacement lawsuits for injuries and complications they allegedly sustained due to DePuy Orthopaedics’ ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System, as well as a metal-on-metal configuration of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. Both of these all-metal hips have reportedly caused some recipients to develop metallosis, pseudotumors and other serious complications that resulted in premature device failure. Many of the plaintiffs in these DePuy hip replacement lawsuit cases claim to have experienced permanent disability, even after undergoing risky and painful revision surgery to replace their DePuy hip.
You could be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one sustained DePuy hip complications allegedly related to the ASR or all-metal Pinnacle hip, including:
- Cobalt poisoining
- Pain at the hip joint
- Swelling at the hip joint
- Formation of psuedotumors
- Difficulty walking, standing or problems with mobility
- Adverse local tissue reaction in the area surrounding the implant
- Loosening of the implant
- Premature device failure
- Permanent disability
As both an attorney and practicing physician, Dr. François Blaudeau possesses a unique understanding of the medical and legal questions at issue in DePuy hip implant lawsuits. If you or someone you love where harmed by a DePuy hip replacement, please call Dr. Blaudeau to learn more about your legal rights today. Call the office directly at 205-547-5525 for a free, no obligation DePuy hip replacement lawsuit review or by filling out our online form on this site.
DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall
The DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System was launched on the U.S. market in 2005, only to be recalled just five years later, in August 2010. A metal-on-metal hip implant, the ASR’s chromium/cobalt ball and cup design was supposed to make the device more durable, and it was aggressively marketed to younger, more active patients. But by 2010, data from a British device registry indicated that the ASR was failing in about 13% of patients within just five years of their initial hip replacement surgery. By the time it was recalled, some 37,000 patient in the U.S. (93,000 worldwide) had received an ASR hip.
The announcement of the recall prompted thousands of people to file DePuy ASR hip lawsuits that seek redress for the pain and suffering allegedly caused by their hip implant. The majority of these cases were filed in a federal litigation established in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, but hundreds of others were also brought in state courts around the U.S. All of the claims accused DePuy of bringing the ASR to market without adequately testing the device for safety and effectiveness. The lawsuits also claim that DePuy Orthopaedics knowingly concealed the risks associated with the metal-on-metal hip, and failed warn patients about these dangers.
In November 2013, DePuy Orthopaedics announced an agreement to settle thousands of claims filed on behalf of individuals who had undergone revision surgery to replace a failed ASR hip. However, hundreds of other DePuy hip replacement recall lawsuits involving individuals who have not yet required hip revision surgery remain pending in U.S. courts.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Thousands of DePuy hip replacement lawsuits have also been filed over a version of the Pinnacle hip system that utilizes the Ultima Metal-On-Metal Acetabular Cup, a device with a metal liner and shell. Plaintiffs in these claims allege that this configuration suffers from the same types of design defects that prompted DePuy Orthopaedics to pull the ASR off the market in 2012. They too are seeking compensation for metallosis, pseudotumors, and other complications allegedly related to this all-metal design, and assert that the Ultima configuration should have been recalled along with the ASR.
While DePuy never issued a Pinnacle recall, the company did decide in 2013 to no longer market metal-on-metal hips, and suspended sales of the Ultima liner. In doing so, DePuy cited a slowing market for all-metal hip replacements, and denied that the decision was motivated by safety concerns.
About Southern Med Law And Filing A DePuy hip replacement lawsuit
Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made Southern Med Law an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to allegedly dangerous medical devices. If you are suffering pain and disability due to a metal-on-metal DePuy hip implant, please contact our office today to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation DePuy hip replacement lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the firm directly at 205-547-5525.