4/22/2011

DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits: Over 10,000 May Need Replacement Surgeries

"DePuy Orthopedics recent hip replacement recall of its ASR XL Acetabular System and its ASR Hip Resurfacing System is long overdue according to the thousands of patients who have already undergone painful hip replacement surgery – and the 10,000 others who may have to in the future.

DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit: Over 10,000 People May Be Affected

DePuy Orthopedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recently recalled the following hip replacement products:

* ASR XL Acetabular System – a hip socket used in traditional hip replacement.
* ASR Hip Resurfacing System – a partial hip replacement that involves placing a metal cap on the ball of the femur, a method intended to preserve more bone.

Hip replacement lawyers say that the failure rate of these hip replacements is a staggering 12 to 13 percent. With nearly 100,000 consumers who have undergone hip replacement surgery in which DePuy hip replacement products were used, that means over 10,000 people may have to undergo painful hip replacement surgery – again."