Defective Hip Replacement Implants Continue To Cause Problems
For more than two years, Johnson & Johnson has received complaints about defective hip replacement implants made by the DePuy Orthopaedics unit of the company. On Thursday, August 26, 2010, Johnson & Johnson finally announced that it was recalling the hip implants because many patients required a second hip replacement after the first implant had failed.
Johnson and Johnson was the first of many companies that have now been identified as producing hip replacement devices that are being linked to severe pain and require immediate revision surgeries. Our defective hip replacement attorneys are assisting all hip failure victims and have represented defective product victims for decades. Their record-breaking 24.7 million dollar verdict in August of 2011 as well as their many other multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements have placed Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP above the rest for product liability litigation. Call 1-800-561-4887 NOW to receive a free consultation from an experienced hip replacement failure attorney.
Hip Recall Attorneys For Every Defective Model
- Wright Conserve
- Zimmer MIS Mini-Incision
- Revelation Lateral THR
- Biomet M2a-Magnum
- DePuy ASR (Johnson & Johnson)
- TriboFit Hip System
- Wright Profemur Stem Designs
- Proxima Hip
- Stryker MITCHTRH
- B. Braun Melsungen
- Smith & Nephew Birmingham
Johnson & Johnson Defective Hips Targeted
Johnson & Johnson is recalling two products: the ASR XL Acetabular System, a hip socket used in traditional hip replacement, and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, a partial hip replacement that involves placing a metal cap on the ball of the femur, a method intended to preserve more bone.
Approximately 93,000 hip replacement devices have been implanted worldwide. In the United States, the F.D.A. has received about 400 complaints since early 2008 from patients who had the hip replacement devices implanted.
The majority of hip replacements using the ASR devices have been successful; however, the company is advising people who have had hip replacements with the recalled implants to visit their doctors for a check up. The company said it would pay the medical costs required to remedy the recalled implants, including new hip replacement surgery.
Over the past few years, the ASR implants have received attention because they use metal-on-metal bearings, which have been known to gather debris from wear, causing inflammation and tissue damage in certain patients. Many medical centers in the United States that specialize in joint replacement surgery have noticed a higher failure rate with the DePuy hip implants and are not surprised by the recall.
Recently, Johnson & Johnson has been compared to Toyota, whose reputation has suffered this year due to a series of recalls. Class action attorneys in California continue to retain more clients in an effort to consolidate victims and obtain maximum compensation
California Hip Recall Attorneys
If you have had the ASR XL Acetabular System or the ASR Hip Resurfacing System implanted, and then had it removed due to failure of the system, or if your doctor recommends you have it removed, you need to consult our Depuy hip replacement lawyers immediately. Please call 1-800-561-4887 for a free, no-obligation legal consultation from skilled Depuy attorneys in Orange County and Los Angeles.
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