It’s been a little over a year since the DePuy Orthopedics issued a statement regarding their ASR hip implant and acknowledged that the device should be recalled. The DePuy recall came after a significant number of patients reported hip replacement problems that subsequent research has revealed is the result of a design flaw in DePuy’s device. Patients with a DePuy hip implant, specifically the ASR XL Acetabular System or the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, are suffering painful symptoms due to the even higher than expected amount of metal debris in their blood stream.
Patients were told to expect some degree of debris due to the metal “on-metal design of the DePuy implant from typical wear and tear. However, the amount of chromium and/or cobalt that is entering the bloodstreams of patients with the DePuy ASR hip implant creates serious health problems such as metallosis. In addition to the metal debris, some patients are having hip replacement problems such as bone fractures and even a dislocation of the device. These patients need revision surgery to correct these issues and in some cases, require a completely new hip implant. This creates a lot of additional pain and suffering for these patients beyond what they’ve already gone through and many have decided that a hip replacement lawsuit against DePuy and their parent company, Johnson and Johnson, Inc., is appropriate.
If you’ve recently learned of the DePuy recall and are suffering from hip replacement problems, you need to explore your legal options. The Law Offices of Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley, PC, have an experienced attorney you can speak to who can assess your situation and determine if you’ve got grounds for a DePuy lawsuit. Recent hip replacement lawsuits have been ruled in favor of victims and resulted in DePuy being forced to compensate them financially.
If you’re going to begin a legal battle against a company like Johnson and Johnson, you need a hip replacement lawyer that won’t be intimidated. At Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley, we’ve proven repeatedly that we won’t back down, having successfully won lawsuits against the makers of defective products as well as large pharmaceutical companies. The hip replacement problems that are being caused by DePuy’s implant should have been discovered during the development process and fixed before it was released. The company needs to be held accountable for their negligence and you can ensure that they are by hiring an attorney from Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley.