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Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics hip replacement products recalled USA Today recently revealed a hip replacement product recall that may affect many consumers. Johnson & Johnson’s artificial joint business DePuy Orthopaedics issued a hip replacement product recall of the ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The recall comes only two days after the government warned that Johnson & Johnson has been illegally marketing two other products, marking the eleventh Johnson & Johnson product recall since September 2009.

The DePuy hip implant recall is being issued because data that is about to be released showed higher-than-expected rates of patients needing a second hip replacement procedure after receiving the ASR™ XL Acetabular System or DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. This is a big issue because hip replacement is a major surgical procedure where the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Recovery generally takes two to four weeks to walk with a cane and four to six weeks to walk unassisted. Here, with these artificial hip replacements, one in eight patients will need a revision surgery within five years. That is required when an artificial joint does not fit perfectly, causing pain and difficulty walking.

Johnson & Johnson earlier issued a product recall of millions of Acuvue TruEye contact lenses sold in Asia and Europe because some users complained of stinging or pain when they inserted the lenses. Johnson & Johnson remains under scrutiny by the FDA, Congress, and federal prosecutors over eight previous U.S. recalls of nonprescription medicines since last September, including millions of bottles of Tylenol, pain relievers, and cold medicines for children and adults.

To read more about the DePuy hip replacement product recall, visit If you believe that you or a loved one may have suffered injuries because of a faulty DePuy hip replacement device, contact a Chicago injury lawyer at Levin & Perconti. We have experience representing victims who have suffered injuries or death due to poorly- designed and poorly-manufactured medical devices, and may be able to help you recover damages for lost wages, pain, suffering, disfigurement and medical bills. All consultations are free and confidential, and there are no fees unless we successfully resolve your case.