On August 26, 2010, DePuy Othopedics, Inc., a part of Johnson & Johnsons Medical Device & Diagnostic group, issued a global recall of both its ASR XL Acetabular System (total hip replacement) and its DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System (hip resurfacing). According to DePuys own press release, this hip replacement recall was prompted by data recently received by the company show[ing] that more people than expected who received the ASR Hip System experienced pain and other symptoms that led to a second hip replacement surgery, called a revision surgery. New data shows that five years after implantation, approximately 12% of patients (1 in 8) who had received the ASR resurfacing device and 13% of patients (1 in 8) who had received the ASR total hip replacement needed to have a revision surgery.
In the five years that the DePuy hip replacement system was on the market, over 93,000 patients received an ASR hip implant. A significant number of those 93,000 patients have been or are now facing the problems that prompted Johnson & Johnsons DePuy Orthopedics to issue the recall. In one such case, Maurice Brigham, a 52-year-old resident of San Bruno, California, has already filed a hip replacement lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, alleging that he suffered pain, swelling, inflammation, infection and damage to surrounding bone and tissue due to defects with the hip-replacement mechanisms. Brigham had to have the device removed from his leg due to those problems; however, he hasnt been able to get a replacement and, as such, he is now left unable to walk. Brigham alleges in his suit that Johnson & Johnson knew of the faulty hip system and its propensity to fail early for more than two years before issuing a recall of the device.
The lawyers at GWC Injury Lawyers are now providing free consultations for prospective clients who may have been injured as a result of a faulty hip replacement manufactured by DePuy Othopedics, Inc., a part of Johnson & Johnsons Medical Device & Diagnostic group. If you or a loved one are one of the over 93,000 people who have received a hip replacement and have been injured as a result, you may qualify for compensation for your physical injuries, medical bills, lost earnings, disfigurement, additional surgeries, and past and future pain and suffering. If you believe you may have a potential hip replacement case, it is important to act in a timely manner to preserve your ability to pursue legal action by consulting with a Chicago hip replacement lawyer. With the experience and dedication needed to prevail in product liability cases involving complex legal and medical issues like these, you can be assured that the Illinois hip recall lawyers at GWC Injury Lawyers will do everything they can to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. As always, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis so that our clients dont have to worry about the significant financial expenses associated with filing and litigating a lawsuit against a large company like Johnson & Johnson unless compensation is awarded. For your free consultation, please call 1-312-464-1234 or fill out our online contact form.