There’s a new concern for people with hip implants from a division of Johnson & Johnson called DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. This company has recalled their ASR™ XL Acetabular System and ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. The cause, according to news sources, is that these devices are more likely to fail within five years of implantation.
The Associated Press reports that Johnson & Johnson have issued other recalls over the last year. This one is particularly concerning, since hip implants are not easily replaceable. Patients with the ASR™ Hip System should contact their treatment providers to undergo testing regarding the failure of this medical device. DePuy has issued instructions to medical professionals on the follow-up care, which can include surgical revision.
DePuy Orthopaedics will pay the “necessary and reasonable” treatment costs relating to the defective product. However, the recall of a bodily implant poses additional personal health risks to patients, unlike pharmaceutical recalls or other medical device recalls, because hip implant recipients are often of an advanced age. If you are a Florida or Orlando resident who is a recipient of the ASR™ XL Acetabular System and ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System, feel free to contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham is an experienced Orlando product liability lawyer who can advise you as to your legal options under the law. Call 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 today to schedule a free consultation or complete the online contact form here for a quick response.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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