DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement systems have been very popular in past years and used by thousands of patients in the United States. Unfortunately, it has been discovered that a large number of the DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement systems have defective qualities that cause severe pain in patients who are walking, sitting or otherwise remaining motionless. So many patients have filed complaints in regards to the DePuy hip systems that the FDA has actually ordered the recall of the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and Hip Resurfacing System.
The pain has been so severe in DePuy patients that many have required hip revision surgeries. The hip revision surgery itself is usually extremely painful and could entitle DePuy patients to recovery in the form of monetary damages. Even if you have received mailings from DePuy in regards to its products, you need to know that you likely still have a valid legal claim to file against the company. You can feel empowered to disregard any mailings from DePuy and get in touch with DePuy injury lawyers who can help you file a claim against the company.
Over the years, there has been a wide range of DePuy hip replacement systems that have been recalled by the FDA. It has now been discovered that many metal-on-metal hip manufacturers are simply not doing the appropriate testing of these products before releasing them onto the market. From 2008 to 2012, there have been a total of three hip replacement systems that have been recalled by DePuy. In 2008, the FDA initiated the recall of the Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component. In 2010, the FDA continued to recall the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System. Most recently, the FDA recalled the Smith & Nephew R3 Metal Liners of the R3 Acetabular System.
It is important for patients to know about their rights now that a formal recall has been entered for many DePuy hip replacement systems. Lawyers have been working in ongoing litigation projects throughout the country to hold DePuy accountable for its creation of these harmful hip systems.
The failure rates of DePuy hip replacement systems have turned out to be astonishing. Because patients throughout the world have received these hip implants, there are medical researchers throughout the world studying the harmful effects of these devices. The British Orthopaedic Association and British Hip Society are some of the most recent organizations to conduct very thorough research studies on the failure rates of DePuy hip replacement systems. In one of its studies, the groups discovered that over 49 percent of people with DePuy hip replacement systems will likely require a revision surgery in the future.
There are over 30,000 people who have received a DePuy hip replacement system in the United States. What these statistics show is that it is likely that thousands of people in the United States will need a revision surgery at some point in their lives. According to the research studies discussed above, there will be at least 15,000 people who will need to undergo the pain and suffering of a revision surgery.
Medical manufacturers should not be allowed to manufacture and distribute products that it knows could likely be harmful for the public. It is time for those with DePuy hip replacements to assert their legal rights and hold DePuy accountable for creating these dangerous hip devices.
You can call a DePuy hip recall lawyer today to receive help for your case. You may be entitled to damages that include monetary compensation for your pain and suffering, any disabilities suffered as a result of the hip device, lost wages, past and future medical expenses and costs of assistance or care that you require. Our injury lawyers are ready to help you move forward and recover the monetary compensation that you need and deserve. Talk to DePuy injury lawyers for a free initial consultation of your case. Learn about the damages that you may be able to receive. A DePuy hip recall lawyer is here to support you in this difficult time.