DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit
DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, is removing its DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement system that reportedly has a high failure rate. Our lawyers are now investigating these claims around the country.
Experts are questioning why DePuy did not recall the DePuy ASR hip replacement system because it had a design defect that made it difficult to implant the hip replacement device properly. Specifically, orthopedic doctors question whether ASR cups were not designed too shallow. Like Zimmer implants, there is a real question as to whether the lure of profits pushed DePuy to offer a "better product" without properly testing whether the device would be safe and effective.
According to the New York Times, the F.D.A. has received about 300 complaints on the ASR involving patients in the United States who received it since 2008. The vast majority of these 300 patients who received ASR hip implants had to have the device replaced, requiring another difficult operation for patients.