On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics announced the recall of both its ASR XL Acetabular Hip System as well as its ASR Hip Resurfacing System.
This recall is in response to alleged product defects that have adversely affected a significant percentage of the 93,000 people who have received a DePuy hip replacement since 2003.
Many individuals who received these DePuy hip implants have experienced symptoms such as pain, swelling, inflammation, weakness, sinew (tissue that connects muscle to the bone) damage, and even tumors. It is believed that the cause of these symptoms is a flaw in the DePuy hip implant. The prosthetic components can come loose, thereby releasing microscopic metal shavings into the surrounding blood and tissue.
There are estimates that perhaps 1 in 8 individuals have required surgery to correct the damage from these implants.
If you have had a hip replacement since 2003, believe the implant to have been manufactured by DePuy, and are experiencing any of the symptoms cited above, you could be reimbursed for out-of-pocket costs related to your injuries and any lost wages you may have incurred as well as compensated for your pain and suffering.
You have several options:
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a defective medical device such as a DePuy hip replacement, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Defective Medical Device Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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