If you have a Depuy ASR XL Acetabular System for Total Hip Replacement (ASR Hip System), this is important news.
Depuy Orthopedics, a Johnson and Johnson division, recently issued a global recall of the ASR Hip System, stating startling failure that includes shedding of particles into the patient, resulting in painful, serious reactions and, possibly, further surgery.
Depuy Orthopedics released this public statement:
"Data recently received by the company shows that more people than expected who received the ASR Hip System experienced pain and other symptoms that led to a second hip replacement surgery, called a revision surgery. For this reason, DePuy Orthopaedics is voluntarily recalling its ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. This recall means additional testing and treatment may be necessary to ensure the hip is functioning well. In some cases, patients may need additional surgery."
The personal injury team at the Newsome Law Firm is highly experienced in handling cases of defective orthopedic devices. If you or a loved one is affected by this global recall of the ASR Hip system, our skilled attorneys are available to discuss your case.
Please contact our Orlando, Florida personal injury law firm for a free consultation to assess whether you have a claim against the manufacturers of Dupuy Orthopedics.