Depuy Hip Replacement
When corporations or organizations, through their carelessness, harm large groups of individuals, class actions arise. A class action is brought when multiple people suffering the same type of injury sue as a group. The purpose is to eliminate a wrong that has affected a large amount of people by providing a judicial remedy and financial compensation to all members of the class. At Garson Johnson LLC, in Cleveland, Ohio, we have handled multiple class actions and know what needs to be done to secure justice for you.
Are you experiencing any of these complications from your hip implant?
- Complex revision surgeries
- Implant dislocation
- Fretting of materials
- Corrosion of materials
- Problems while walking or not being able to walk
- Swelling of your hip
- Loosening of the implant within your body
- Bone fracture within the implant site
- High levels of metal toxicity
- Heterotopic ossification (soft tissue becomes calcified)
- Avascular necrosis (bone death)
Is your hip implant one of the following?
- DePuy Orthopaedics- Pinnacle Hip Replacement System
- DePuy Orthopaedics- ASR XL Acetabular System
- DePuy Orthopaedics- ASR Hip Resurfacing System
- Stryker Orthopaedics– Rejuvenate
- Stryker Orthopaedics- ABG II modular-neck hip stems
- Zimmer Holdings- Durom Acetabular Component (Durom Cup)
- Smith & Nephew- R3 Acetabular System
- Biomet- M2a
- Wright Medical- Conserve Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System
- Wright Medical- Profemur Z Hip Stem
You may be entitled to compensation for these recalled or defective hip implants. Call today (216) 696-9330 or complete our hip implant case review form.
Thousands of people were implanted with a metal-on-metal DePuy defective ASR hip replacement system between 2005 and 2010, before it was recalled. If you have a DePuy hip replacement and suffer from hip, groin, or thigh pain, pain with walking, pain from rising from a seated position, or weight bearing pain, you may be a victim of a failed DePuy ASR hip implant. Call us today to protect your legal rights.
Pinnacle Hip Replacement System was approved by the FDA 510(k) through the premarket notification process. The process allows medical device manufacturers to market devices without testing them so long as similar products are already on the market. The Ultima Acetabular Cup was the similar product to which the FDA approved the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. Like the Ultima Cup, DePuy’s Pinnacle System produced adverse side effects in patients who had the hip replacement implanted. As a result, patients with the DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle Hip Replacement System have experienced symptoms which include inflammation of the joint, excessive pain, swelling, and difficulty moving. Additionally, reports of cobalt poisoning associated with the hip replacement have also surfaced. Doctors commonly reported finding a cloudy fluid in the hip socket, along with reports degenerative and decaying soft tissue in surrounding areas, and even tendon ruptures. Despite the known defects with the Pinnacle hip replacements DePuy has yet to recall this device.
DePuy Orthopaedics- Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) XL Acetabular System
DePuy Orthopaedics’ ASR XL Acetabular System sold more than 93,000 units worldwide. The device was specifically designed to increase joint stabilization and reduce the possibility of hip dislocation in patients. However, in 2010 DePuy issued a total recall of the ASR XL Acetabular System due to an extraordinarily high rate of failure with the device. According to evidence introduced in the first ASR trial in 2013 it is estimated that nearly 40% of all patients will require a second revisionary surgery in order to alleviate the problems associated with ASR XL. Common side effects associated with the ASR XL Acetabular System include: pain while walking, loosening of the implant, bone fracture, joint dislocation, and metal poisoning.
DePuy Orthopaedics- Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) Hip Resurfacing System
The DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System is a part of a class of large diameter monoblock hip resurfacing devices which functionally replace the natural degraded hip joint for patients. In effect the femoral head is shaved down and fitted with an acetabular cup which is specifically designed depending on size needed for each individual patient. However, the National Joint Registry of England & Whales reported approximately 13% of patients implanted with the ASR Hip resurfacing system required a revisionary surgery within the first 5 years. Additionally, according to DePuy’s own estimates more than 10,000 patients implanted with the ASR will need revisionary surgery. As of August 2010 DePuy issued a voluntary recall for both of the ASR devices in response to the UK data. To date this is one of the largest hip replacement recalls ever.
DePuy Orthopaedics Hip Replacement Systems Lawsuits
DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson Company has hired a third party, Broadspire Services In. to handle patient and doctor recalls. Broadspire’s own physicians handle the preliminary determinations with respect to whether or not to pay for patients’ revisionary surgeries. The company has been accused of overly asserting attempts to settle with patients who lack a full understanding of the legal issues at play or the future of their medical costs due to the company’s defective hip replacement devices.
As of November 2013 Johnson & Johnson paid out more than $4 billion dollars in settlements to over 7,500 patients who experienced issues arising from ASR hip replacements with an average payout culminating in $300,000 for each patient. The settlement was not capped and as a result means patients who did not take part in the suit to be eligible to raise the total payout. Before speaking with the company directly it is highly advised to speak with an attorney regarding your case as any information provided to the company could adversely affect your possibility of recovery. Thus, if you or a loved one have experienced unexplained hip pain or a looseness in the replacement joint or difficulty walking or exercising following a DePuy Orthopaedics hip replacement surgery please fill out the contact sheet to have your case evaluated for free today.