Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., sold nearly a hundred thousand surgically implanted ASR hip replacement systems, knowing that these all-metal devices had a high incidence of failure, required repeat surgery to replace them after a short time and introduced toxic metal shards into the bodies of patients who received them.
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DePuy suppressed the results of unfavorable, internal company testing and continued to sell the ASR hip replacement devices after their own surgical consultants informed them that they were defective and harmful. Even after company executives finally made the decision to stop selling the ASR device, they continued to sell it for another year while "phasing" it out and while patients continued to have this defective and dangerous device implanted in their bodies.
The FDA has received more than a thousand adverse reports regarding the DePuy hip devices.
What are DePuy ASR Hip Replacement devices?
The DePuy ASR hip replacement device is a hip "resurfacing system." Unlike hip replacement, hip resurfacing systems replace only the ball and cap in the hip joint and anchors into the bone in the leg, rather than replacing the function of the entire hip.
The DePuy ASR device design includes a metal ball in direct contact with the metal cup it fits into. The all-metal surfaces of the components of the device grind against each other, constantly wearing harmful, metal debris into the surrounding tissue and the patient's blood stream. This debris cause severe pain, tissue damage, bone erosion, development of tumors and many other injuries and diseases. While hip replacement devices normally last fifteen years, the DePuy ASR implanted device frequently fails after only two years.
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DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Device Lawsuit
The top lawyers at Meyers & Flowers are currently representing clients from across the country in litigation against DePuy Orthopaedics over injuries sustained from using their ASR hip implant device. DePuy failed to inform our clients and their physicians of the dangers of their devices and, as a result, they suffered a variety of injuries and great pain.
More than ten thousand DePuy hip replacement lawsuits have been filed around the country over the failure of DePuy ASR hip devices. As many thousands of Americans have received DePuy hip implants, we expect that there will, unfortunately, be many more patients suffering the failure of these devices and the injuries they cause.
Meyers & Flowers has the expertise and experience to pursue the prosecution of large-scale litigation such as this. Our attorneys have successfully won million-dollar awards in cases against negligent or criminal device manufacturers.
If you received a DePuy ASR hip implant and you have experienced any adverse effect, please contact our office for a free consultation with one of our DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyers. It will cost you nothing to find out what might be done in your situation and we collect no fees until we win your case.