What is the status of litigation over the DePuy ASR hip recall?



A growing number of lawsuits over the DePuy ASR hip recall have been filed in state and federal courts throughout the United States. At this time, the DePuy ASR hip litigation remains in the early stages, but it is important for individuals who received one of these recalled metal hip replacements to contact an attorney to ensure that their rights are protected.

Please note that the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer taking on new cases involving DePuy ASR Hip Replacements. The content on this page is provided for informational purposes only.

In December 2010, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation centralized and consolidated the federal DePuy ASR recall litigation before U.S. District Judge David A. Katz in the Northern District of Ohio for pretrial proceedings.

Known as the DePuy ASR Hip Recall MDL (Multidistrict Litigation), this procedure will allow the parties to avoid duplicative discovery, potentially inconsistent pretrial rulings from courts throughout the United States, and help promote the efficient litigation of these case or allow the parties to reach an agreement to settle DePuy ASR lawsuits.

A DePuy ASR hip replacement recall was issued in August 2010 for approximately 93,000 of the metal-on-metal implants after data suggested that about one out of every 8 may fail within five years. However, in September 2011, data from a British registry suggested that nearly 30% of the DePuy ASR artificial hips may fail within six years.

As thousands of people have experienced problems throughout the United States, this has fueled fast growth of the litigation and individuals are continuing to contact our DePuy hip replacement law firm after experiencing problems following the recall.

Although most people did not learn about the risk of DePuy ASR hip replacement problems until the device was pulled from the market, the first product liability lawsuit involving an ASR implant was filed months before the recall. The DePuy ASR recall litigation lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have been investigating cases since March 2010, after a growing number of orthopedic experts expressed concern that a design flaw increases the risk complications, such as:

  • Unexplained Hip Pain
  • Thigh Pain or Groin Pain
  • Pain with Walking
  • Pain Rising from a Seated Position
  • Pain with Weight Bearing
  • Swelling around the Hip

Our hip replacement litigation firm anticipates that there will be thousands of DePuy ASR lawsuits filed by individuals throughout the United States. DePuy Orthopedics, which is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, failed to adequately test and research the hip implant prior to heavily marketing it for use. As a result of the negligent design and promotion of the hip implant, thousands of people received a defective implant and may be entitled to compensation through litigation over the DePuy ASR hip recall.


The DePuy ASR hip recall lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. were previously providing free consultations and claim evaluations to help individuals understand what legal options may be available. All consultations are confidential and if you decide to hire our law firm to pursue litigation on your behalf, DePuy ASR recall attorney fees are contingent on the recovery, which means that there are never any fees or expenses owed unless compensation is received from your lawsuit.

New cases are no longer being accepted by Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.

Austin Kirk

Last Updated September 19, 2011

2 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Thomas says:

    I would like to know what are the models numbers of the lot in question.

    Posted on April 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    • Austin Kirk says:

      @Thomas: All lots of the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and DePy ASR Hip Resurfacing System were recalled.

      Posted on April 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

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