DePuy hip implant fails can cause pain and need for revision surgeries

Charles Boyk
is a personal injury attorney and author practicing law in Ohio. 419-241-1395

In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, which is a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled two types of hip implants. They were recalled because of a higher-than-expected rate of failure in patients who received them.

The recalled implants include the ASR XL Acetabular System, which was used for total hip replacements, and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, which was used in a newer type of bone-conserving operation. Research data has concluded that after just five years, 12% of ASR XL patients and 13% of ASR Hip Resurfacing patients required replacement surgery.

The ASR XL Acetabular was the only one of the two that was sold worldwide; the other was sold only outside the United States.

The two recalled hip replacement systems became available in July 2003. If you or a loved one underwent surgery after that time and think you may have received one of the recalled implants it is important for you to contact a lawyer immediately. Our Toledo, Ohio personal injury lawyers will help you navigate the difficult legal world and get you the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering and other damages.

For up-to-date information about the DePuy Hip Implant recall, visit the blog maintained by Zoll, Kranz and Borgess, Attorneys at Law.