DePuy Orthopaedics is “removing” its DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement system that reportedly has a high failure rate.
What is frustrating for many is that these hip replacements were not recalled long ago. The high failure rate of the Depuy ASR hip replacement was well documented in Australia to the point where it was taken off the Australian market last year. The whole industry has been misfiring it seems: there are also lawsuits pending against Zimmer and Stryker.
The F.D.A. has received about 300 complaints on the Depuy ASR hip implant involving patients in the United States who received it since 2008. The vast majority of patients who received ASR hip implants had to have the device replaced, forcing the patient to endure another difficult surgery.
There has not been a DePuy ASR hip class action lawsuit filed. Information on these potential hip replacement claims are coming in very quickly. If you have a potential hip replacement lawsuit, call 800-553-8082 or get a free on-line consultation.