2/03/2011

DePuy ASR Hip Replacement

The DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System total hip replacement and ASR Hip Resurfacing System have been used in more than 93,000 hip replacement surgeries internationally.

Though used in thousands of surgeries, DePuy Orthopaedics, the division of Johnson & Johnson which manufactures the hip devices, issued a recall in August 2010 of the DePuy ASR hip systems, citing a higher-than-normal failure rate of the devices. Many patients have since filed lawsuits against the company to seek compensation for current or future medical bills and additional expenses.
All recipients of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant are entitled to legal compensation for their current and future health issues. For additional information about your legal options, please call 1-800-471-8602 or fill out the form on this page.

Who is affected by the recall?

Many patients with severe hip problems elect to undergo hip replacement surgery to alleviate pain and increase mobility. During recent hip replacement procedures, many patients have received DePuy hip implants, which are intended to correct natural hip movements and decrease painful symptoms.
Five years following implantation of the DePuy ASR hip system, 12 percent of patients who received the ASR resurfacing device, and 13 percent of those who received the ASR total hip replacement required a hip replacement surgery.
Many patients who received the DePuy ASR devices are contacting a lawyer to learn about their legal options. By filling out the form on this page or calling 1-800-471-8602, you will receive information about the current lawsuits facing DePuy Orthopaedics relating to the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System total hip replacement and ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Additional information regarding compensation for current or future medical expenses associated with the hip implant will also be provided.

What complications are associated with the DePuy ASR hip implant?

Many patients who have received a DePuy hip implant have experienced serious complications after their hip replacement surgery. Examples of these complications include:
  • Loosening of the implant within the body
  • Bone fracture near the site of the implant
  • Dislocation of the implant so that its components are no longer properly aligned
  • "Metallosis," a condition that may occur when the metal-on-metal movement of the implant causes friction and releases higher, potentially dangerous levels of chromium and cobalt ions into the body