As we have reported, a number of patients who received DePuy Orthopaedics ASR Hip implants are now coming forward to seek justice for the pain, suffering and expenses they experienced due to faulty artificial hips. According to a report by Bloomberg News, by the end of 2008, DePuy and its parent company Johnson & Johnson had received 300 complaints of implant failure, however the company did not recall the ASR XL Acetabular or ASR Hip Resurfacing systems until August 26, 2010. Over 93,000 patients received ASR hip implants, and a British study found that one in eight patients required corrective surgery to relieve pain and difficulties walking.
This massive medical device recall will certainly leave many patients wondering what they should do. It is important for victims to realize that corporations can be held accountable for negligent design, manufacturing or marketing of a product or device. Victims who suffered pain and the risks and rehabilitation associated with a second revision surgery can take measures to be compensated for their pain, their suffering, their loss of income and their medical bills. Contact a DePuy hip implant attorney if you or a loved one experienced injury because of a faulty hip replacement system.