What is a DePuy Hip Lawyer?
A DePuy Hip lawyer is someone who advocates for the rights of individuals who have suffered from the effects of the DePuy Hip Replacement system. Only two years after the introduction of the medical device, 100 patients began to suffer from problems caused by the system, this number doubled in 2008 and tripled in 2009.
ASR DePuy Hip Recall
The ASR Hip Replacement system (approved in 2005) began to malfunction in 2007. On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. issued a recall of its ASR Hip replacement system. The Depuy Hip recall came after a greater number of patients required a second surgery due to pain and other symptoms caused by the defective device. The symptoms included: loosening detachment of the implant, dislocation of the implant components, and fracture of the bone around the implant.
Why You May Need a DePuy Hip Lawyer
The ASR Hip Replacement system is identified as a metal-on-metal bearing joint-replacement system. It is this kind of system that can cause the formation of debris through normal wear. The development of debris leads to inflammation in addition to tissue damage. In March 2010, a UK agency, in charge of medical device regulation, issued a warning about the debris being caused by the DePuy Hip Replacement system. At that time, DePuy began warning physicians of the possibility for a higher than normal rate of implant failures. The National Joint Registry of England and Wales completed a 2010 study that showed the following:
- 12% of ASR Hip Resurfacing System and 13% of the ASR XL Acetabular System needed a second hip replacement within 5 years of the original hip replacement surgery.
- 1 out of every 8 hip replacements with this implant system will have a total failure and an even greater number may experience hip replacement problems less than a failure requiring a revision surgery.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of ASR Hip Replacement system, a DePuy Hip lawyer can assist you in learning more about your legal rights, as well as provide a professional assessment of your case. The lawyers at Chaffin Luhana LLP welcome you to contact us today for a free and confidential case review to discuss your rights to a DePuy Hip lawsuit. You may be entitled to legal compensation, and Chaffin Luhana can help. Call our toll free number today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation: 1-888-480-1123.