The DePuy ASR XL Hip Implant Recall: What It Means to You

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April 6, 2011 | Defective Medical Devices |

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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.

Defective Hip Replacement Products

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.

What You Can Do

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:

  • Do nothing
  • Seek to settle on your own with DePuy, in which case you will be dealing with DePuy attorneys and/or representatives, most likely offered a small settlement, and forfeit your right to a larger settlement in the future
  • Elect to work with an experienced attorney whose sole obligation is to advocate on your behalf and seek the full compensation to which you’re entitled

Contact a Defective Medical Device Attorney Today

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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