Another DuPuy hip implant product liability lawsuit has been filed in federal court. According to the NBALaw Blog, a DePuy hip implant lawyer filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court on behalf of an elderly woman who was implanted with a recalled DePuy hip replacement system. DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, announced a worldwide product recall of its ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System after reports surfaced indicating that systems were failing at a higher than expected rate. A study revealed that 1 out of every 8 patients who had been implanted with a recalled Dupuy hip device had to have revision surgery within five years. That is 12-13% of the individuals who received the DePuy hip implants.
The product recall involved the ASR hip systems that may loosen or dislocate after implantation, which causes pain, fracture, swelling, and less mobility in the patient who received the DePuy hip implant. The ASR system utilizes a ball and socket component that moves against one another. The metal on metal contact, over time, may cause metal debris and could result in damage to the bone, soft tissue, and nerves.
Product liability lawsuits may be brought against medical device manufacturers such as DePuy Orthopaedics for their apparent negligence in designing this defective product that has caused one out of every eight patients to require revision surgery. If you or a loved one has received a DePuy ASR System hip implant and required further surgery or have suffered other personal injuries or medical complications arose, you may be able to seek compensation for pain, suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. The Chicago DePuy hip implant recall lawyers at Levin & Perconti can help.
More information about the recently filed DePuy hip implant lawsuit is available by following the link.