DePuy ASR Hip Lawyers: Sales Halted Amid Reports of Hip Failure
UPDATE 8/30/2010: A DePuy ASR hip recall was officially announced on August 26, 2010 involving about 93,000 of the metal hip implants sold.
DePuy Orthopedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has removed the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant from the market. While the manufacturer initially maintained that the relatively new device was being discontinued due to slowing sales, they acknowledged last week that a number of patients have experienced higher-than-expected hip failure with the artificial implant.
>>INFORMATION: DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuits
The DePuy ASR hip replacement lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who received this defectively designed device and experienced hip pain, loosening of the hip implant or other hip problems that may have been caused by the metal-on-metal hip implant.
According to a recent report in the New York Times, a number of orthopedic experts believe that a DePuy ASR hip recall should have been issued earlier, as it appears to have a design flaw that makes it difficult to properly position in traditional hip replacement surgery. The device has been found to fail in some patients within only a few years of surgery, leading to excruciating pain and the need for complex hip replacement surgery.
Hundreds of individuals have reported DePuy ASR hip problems since 2007, with most of the reports involving complications that required replacement of the DePuy hip implant. Symptoms of a DePuy ASR hip failure could include:
- Unexplained Hip Pain
- Thigh Pain or Groin Pain
- Pain with Walking
- Pain Rising from a Seated Position
- Pain with Weight Bearing
DEPUY ASR HIP RECALL LAWYERS
The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations for individuals who received the DePuy ASR hip implant or suspect that they may have received the DePuy metal hip, and experienced hip pain, loosening of the hip replacement or required additional hip surgery.