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FORT WORTH, TX, August 29, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The DePuy hip recall of the Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR hip replacements finally occurred long after reports made it known that the hip implant fails at a very high rate. According to Depuy hip recall lawyers, the Depuy ASR hip replacement causes high levels of metal ion release into patients implanted with the device. This results patients needing a revision surgery. The DePuy ASR revision surgery is complicated due to the adverse effects of the metal ions on the tissue.
The Depuy ASR hip replacement's high failure rate was documented in the 2008 Australian Registry. The DePuy ASR hip recall from the Australian market occurred in December 2009 according to the New York Times. The DePuy hip recall has finally occurred in the United States over six months later.
Hundreds of DePuy hip replacement patients in the United States have had to undergo additional hip revision surgery due to the DePuy ASR hip failure according to the reports made to the FDA. Lawyers familiar with defective medical device law report that there does not appear to be a Depuy ASR hip class action filed yet, however DePuy hip lawsuits have been filed.
Patients who have had a hip replacement since 2003 and are experiencing pain are urged to contact their orthopedic surgeons or the hospital where their hip surgery took place to find out if the DePuy ASR Hip was used in their hip replacement surgery.
Lawyers that practice in the area of defective hip implants have begun to prepare legal claims for patients, in spite of the lack of a DePuy ASR hip recall. These DePuy ASR Hip lawsuits will seek monetary damages and medical monitoring for the patients. The Johnson Law Firm, a national law firm at the forefront of defective hip replacement litigation, opened a DePuy ASR division within the firm dedicated to filing DePuy hip replacement lawsuits on behalf of patients who have had DePuy ASR hip revision surgery.
"This DePuy ASR hip should not have been allowed to remain on the market after DePuy and the FDA were notified of the failure rates and problems associated with the device. Adequate testing of the device by DePuy would have revealed the defects with the device and a timely DePuy hip recall would have saved many of these patients from revision surgeries, complications and pain," according to Johnson Law Firm attorneys. "We have clients from across the United States who suffered complications after being implanted with the defective DePuy ASR hip replacement. We are proud to represent these clients in Depuy hip lawsuits against the manufacturer. Our DePuy hip lawyers intend to seek every measure of damages allowed by law for our clients in these cases and we will hold this manufacturer accountable."
The Johnson Law Firm has represented thousands of people and their families in cases where defective medical devices or defective pharmaceutical drugs have caused serious injuries or death. The firm has clients from every state. For more information and a free initial claim evaluation call the firm's DePuy ASR Hip Claims Hotline at toll free 1-866-374-0338, or see the website http://www.lawyersforclients.com/depuy-asr-hip-cup-recall/index.php.
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