Thousands of the ASR hip replacement systems manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics have failed, both before and after the recall that was announced in August of 2010. These patients, who experienced pain and disability as a result of the faulty hips, now require painful and obtrusive revisional surgery, years before expected. These victims are holding the manufacturers accountable and have filed claims against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy, seeking damages for the suffering they have endured.
Many of the devices remain implanted in other patients, who have not yet experienced a failure or significant injury as a result of the ASR hip implant. However, the British Orthopaedic Association has issued statistics that show up to 50% of ASR hips fail within six years of implantation. This is an extremely short period, when one considers that other comparative devices last around 15 to 20 years, and sometimes longer.
Those who received an ASR hip but have not experienced failure or complications may be under the impression that they needn’t yet contact a lawyer regarding their implant. However, those patients need to know that many states limit the amount of time in which a person can claim damages. In some states, the time period expires even before the ASR defective hip is replaced. Statistics have shown that a substantial amount of these devices will fail, though many may not have yet. With that in mind, the attorneys at Panish Shea and Boyle urge anyone who has received an ASR hip replacement to speak with a DePuy Hip Recall Lawyer about your case immediately.
The hip replacement recall lawyers at Panish Shea and Boyle are experienced in this matter and are passionate about holding the manufacturers of this product accountable for a product they knew was hazardous for months before making a recall. Contact us right away to include your claim for damages, even if your hip has not yet been replaced. Prompt action is necessary to protect your rights, as the opportunity to do so may pass in the future. As statistics show, more than half of the ASR hips will fail, afflicting patients with unnecessary pain and suffering. Contact a DePuy ASR recall lawyer to help you protect your rights for now and for the future.