DePuy Orthopaedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has voluntarily recalled its ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System as the hip implant is prone to early failure. The signs of trouble include swelling, pain and even difficulty walking. Persistent symptoms can signal a loose implant, fracture of the bone around it, or discoloration of the implant’s ball and socket.
This recall is the 11th J&J recall since last September. The recall was announced in August 2010, but evidence suggests that J&J knew for years that many of the 93,000 patients with ASR hip implants required corrective surgeries due to mechanisms’ defects.
The recall came just two days after US Food and Drug Administration officials warned DePuy about selling two other hip-replacement systems for unapproved uses. DePuy generated more than $5.4 billion in sales last year.
If you have received this hip implant, immediately consult your orthopedic surgeon. Also contact our law firm, Vickery, Riehl, & Alter for legal advise. Do not execute medical authorizations to DePuy or contact Johnson & Johnson.
Our law firm has handled multiple cases involving hip implant failure associated with the Zimmer Durom Cup Hip recall. You need competent legal advise to pursue this matter. Do not trust DePuy or J&J to treat you fairly, as they knew of the defect for many years prior to the recall and took no action, as surgeons continued to implant their faulty product. Please visit our website and contact us for a free consultation.