DePuy ASR Hip Replacement | LITIGATION | Recall HIP IMPLANT

NATIONAL – The DePuy ASR Hip Replacement litigation is rapidly growing. There are more than a dozen DePuy ASR Hip Replacement class actions.  In addition, many individual suits have been filed in federal and state courts around the country. It has been estimated that about 93,000 people around the world received one of the recalled implants.
Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit announced the recall of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant system in August, after data from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales showed that 1 out of every 8 patients (12%-13%) who had received the recalled devices had to undergo revision surgery within five years of receiving it.
The recall involved the ASR XL Acetabular System, a hip socket used in traditional hip replacement, and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, a partial hip replacement that involves placing a metal cap on the ball of the femur. Only the ASR XL Acetabular System was approved for use in the US. DePuy ASR Hip Replacement lawsuits allege that the metal-on-metal hip replacement device was defectively designed, and that DePuy knew its hip replacements were failing at a higher than expected rate, but didn’t alert consumers or orthopedic surgeons.

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