Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Columbia, South Carolina.
On August 24, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, initiated a recall for their ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System. These hip replacement devices were sold between 2003 and 2009. It is estimated that approximately 93,000 patients received these defective medical devices during that time.
DePuy announced the recall from data indicating that within five years of surgery, approximately 12% of ASR Hip Resurfacing System patients and 13% of ASR XL Acetabular System patients required revision surgery. The hip replacement units have been shown to create debris from wear and tear, which may result in inflammation and tissue damage in patients.
Revision surgeries were generally caused by:
- Component loosening
- Component misalignment
- Bone fracture
- Metal sensitivity
In addition, women are at a greater risk of requiring revision surgery than men who have received these defective hip replacement units. In particular, patients receiving hip replacements with head sizes below 50 mm in diameter experience the highest revision rate.
If you have been the recipient of one of the recalled DePuy hip replacement units, you will be informed shortly. It is important to visit your doctor for testing and monitoring.
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DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits
If you have suffered additional injury requiring a revision procedure caused by one of these defective DePuy hip replacement units, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. The experienced defective product attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates can help ensure that your rights are protected. It is important that you act now since there are important deadlines that must be met to be eligible to receive compensation.
Please contact our South Carolina defective product lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation. McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates serves clients in Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Columbia, South Carolina.