Among a wide variety of practice areas, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers handles product liability cases. Recently, a widespread medical product recall has come to our attention. We believe we can be of great help to victims. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, is engaged in litigation in 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 implant causes 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.
Although the DePuy hip implant is one of the most recent medical device recalls, there have been many throughout the years such as wheelchairs, syringes, catheters and others. It is difficult to grasp why there is not more in-depth testing to better ensure the welfare of patients. Logically, the only rational answer is that manufacturers continue to focus only on profits and ignore the impact defective products have on people. The hip replacements have been used since 2003 and data demonstrate that within five years of the initial hip replacement surgery, one in eight patients needs a second surgery. Approximately 93,000 of the recalled ASR systems have been implanted worldwide.
If you or a family member has received 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.
For more information regarding medical product safety visit: www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/default.htm