DePuy Hip Replacement Recall
Leandros A. Vrionedes P.C., Attorneys at Law represents patients throughout New York who have been injured by defective medical devices. Hip replacement patients need to be aware of the nationwide recall on DePuy Hip Replacements.
On August 26, 2010, Johnson & Johnson, the parent company that owns DePuy Orthopedics announced a recall of the ASR XL Acetubular System, a traditional hip socket replacement, and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System, which is a hip implant designed to preserve the hip bone. Theses artificial ball-and-socket joints utilize a metal construction which tend to cause metal debris to damage surrounding muscle and tissue.
Patients of these hip implant procedures have experienced health problems with symptoms that include:
- Hip pain
- Hip swelling
- Hip inflammation
- Appearance of pseudo tumors
- Difficulty in walking due to loosening or misalignment of the hip replacement
- Hip dislocation
- Bone fractures
- Bone staining necrosis
- Permanent nerve, muscle and tissue dammage
If you received a DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System or DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System, you should visit a doctor for an evaluation of your medical needs and contact an attorney experienced in handling defective medical device cases to learn about your legal options.