Johnson & Johnson Hip Recall
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, is currently in litigation throughout state and federal courts nationwide, following the recall of two hip replacement systems – the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Systems and ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems. The design of the implants caused the metal to rub on metal, resulting in heavy toxicity in the bloodstream. The defective hip replacements also cause serious pain, difficulty walking and swelling. The qualified attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. are currently representing several victims of the defective hip replacement systems. The widespread medical product recall has come to our attention, and we can be of great help to those who have fallen victim to its effects.
Johnson & Johnson Hip Recall Statement
Just this week, Thomson & Reuters published information regarding the recall of yet another metal hip component that was distributed by DePuy. The issued statement is as follows:
Feb 14 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson, the subject of thousands of lawsuits stemming from the 2010 recall of its ASR all-metal hip implants, last month recalled a second type of metal hip component that it sold outside of the United States.
DePuy unit told doctors in January that the Adept modular heads, a component used with its Adept metal-on-metal hip replacement device, should not be used after data showed that the devices were failing at a higher than expected rate, according to an emailed statement.
The email said British data showed that the Adept implants needed to be replaced in about 12 percent of patients after seven years. An Australian patient registry showed a revision rate of 7 percent after three years.
The company said it sold around 7,500 of the hip components between 2004 to September 2011. They were sold in 21 countries, but not in the United States.
In August 2010, J&J recalled two types of its ASR metal-on-metal hip implants after they were also linked to high failure rates.
Some 93,000 of the ASR hips were sold prior to the recall, which has generated more than 10,000 lawsuits. The first suit, brought by a retired Montana prison guard who says the hip caused metal poisoning, is currently being heard in a Los Angeles Superior Court.
J&J has set aside more than $3 billion to cover costs for the ASR hip recall.
Hip Recall Attorney
If you or a family member experienced a defective DePuy hip replacement, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can provide the help you deserve. Our attorneys have extensive experience in product liability cases. Contact us today for your free case consultation.