DePuy ASR Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Settlements Have Begun. DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyers Take Notice As Lawsuit Filing
Increases At a Rapid Rate.
J&J’s DePuy unit recalled its 93,000 ASR hips worldwide in 2010, including 37,000 in the U.S., after finding that more than 12 percent of the devices failed within five years.
According to the allegations in filed lawsuits, both in federal and state courts, many patients are in pain and immobilized by joint dislocations, infections and bone fractures and have to undergo painful and expensive hip replacement surgeries.
Over 90,000 people were fitted with the following DePuy devices. Many have become part of an MDL litigation for the:
ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems
ASR XL Acetubular Systems
. Problems with the ASR systems include:
Devices becoming loose or dislocated
Small metal particles flaking off and getting into surrounding tissues, causing pain and inflammation
Patients suing J&J, allege that metal debris is released by the grinding of artificial metal hips, and causes local tissue death around the joint and may increase metal cobalt and chromium ions in the bloodstream.
New Settlement News
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), which faces about 8,000 lawsuits over hip implants it recalled in 2010, agreed to pay about $600,000 to resolve three cases in the first settlements of the litigation, people familiar with the accords said.
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