Beginning in 2005, Depuy Orthopedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, marketed its ASR XL Acetabular System as a high performance solution for hip replacements. The device was designed to be installed with minimal surgery required, and it was marketed to medical professionals with a clinical study as supporting evidence. However, after many patients received the ASR hip systems through a medical procedure, it was discovered that this system did not live up to the results that were promised and that the clinical study used to market it was misleading. In 2010, Depuy Orthopedics issued a voluntary recall of the device. The recall was due to initial revision or second revision rates of over 10 percent for patients with the ASR device.
What You May Have Experienced with your Hip Replacement
If you have had a hip system installed within the last seven years that has required a revision or second revision surgery, you may have experienced numerous side effects and negative consequences. The need for a revision or second revision surgery is often needed to correct issues associated with walking issues, swelling and pain. These issues as well as issues related to the additional surgical procedures may have caused you to experience significant pain, emotional distress, unpaid time away from work, medical bills and more.
Your Options After the Depuy Hip Recall
The recall from Depuy may prevent others from being affected by issues related to this hip system in the future, but what are your options if you have already been affected by it? You should speak to a medical device malpractice lawyer to explore your legal options as soon as possible. The fact is that many people who have experienced pain, suffering and financial expenses as a result of this hip product may receive favorable results from a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit may bring the company to justice in a court of law, and it can also provide you with financial compensation for the expenses, pain, lost income and other negative effects that you have experienced.
If you or a loved one has been affected by the Depuy hip replacement product, you should work with a reputable Depuy hip recall lawyer. This is a professional who has experience working with medical device malpractice cases and who has specific experience working with Depuy cases. You can contact a personal injury lawyer with specialization in this area today to schedule a consultation appointment.