Nadrich & Cohen Clients Receive Settlements For DePuy Defective Hips
The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen, a national DePuy ASR hip replacement law firm, has obtained a settlement for several victims of injuries caused by the ASR XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System.
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a defective DePuy ASR hip replacement, please contact The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen for a free consultation by calling us today at 1.800.718.4658. We are a contingency law firm so we only charge a fee after we obtain a recovery for you.
At least 1 out of 8 people who have received an ASR hip replacement with implant devices supplied by DePuy Orthopaedic, Inc. may suffer hip replacement failure and require a painful revision surgery.
Johnson & Johnson Under Strict Supervision
Johnson & Johnson remains under strict supervision by FDA officials, Congress and federal prosecutors over its previous 8 recalls since September 2009, many involving defective medical devices.
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, more than 231,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States and more than 90 percent of these do not require revision surgery.
That still leaves over 23,000 hip replacement surgeries that require revision surgery each year. More patients are undergoing hip replacement surgery at a younger age, so under normal wear and tear after 15 to 20 years the joint begins to erode, necessitating the replacement of the artificial joint.
Complaints about the DePuy metal on metal hip implants surfaced as far back as 2005; yet, the company delayed a recall of the defective products until 2010.
This delay has allowed over 93,000 individuals to have the defective medical devices implanted. For too many this has meant being subjected to pain, discomfort, and, in many cases, a second corrective surgery.
Revision Surgery Means Removal Of Hip Replacement
This revision surgery is carried out to prevent the device from loosening and causing hip fractures, device malalignment, and dislocations.
DePuy acknowledges that the product could even cause Metallosis, a complication of metal fragments created by the metal to metal joints rubbing together.
This is a serious issue and often complicates the revision surgery, and in turn, could further endanger the patient’s health.
If you have an ASR Hip Implant, contact an experienced hip replacement lawyer at The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen today at 1.800.718.4658 for a free consultation.
The revision surgery usually involves the complete removal of the DePuy medical device from the patient’s body. The surgeon then either implants a different device or refits the medical device to the bone more securely.
Numerous medical issues have arisen as a result of these defective hip replacements, many have caused patients significant hardships making even the simplest daily activities a challenge.
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