Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Systems
DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Systems
DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary and maker of the Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) artificial hip, recalled the device in 2010 when it was revealed that the device failed at a rate significantly higher than the industry average. In fact, DePuy acknowledged in 2011 that the ASR would fail within five years in 40 percent of recipients.
A metal-on-metal hip replacement system, the ASR is known to shed metallic debris that damages tissue, often necessitating a follow-up hip replacement surgery. It was implanted in around 93,000 patients worldwide and around 30,000 in the United States. DePuy faces some 12,000 U.S. lawsuits related to the faulty ASR system, which has two configurations:
ASR Hip Resurfacing System
ASR XL Acetabular System.
If you received either of these systems, you may already have been contacted by DePuy/Johnson & Johnson. Before you sign any papers that may diminish your ability to receive full compensation for your losses, be sure to speak with a Morris, King & Hodge attorney.
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