- January 24, 2013
- by admin
DePuy ASR™ metal on metal hip systems (Articular Surface Replacement – Acetabular Hip System) are hip replacement devices that have been voluntarily recalled by Johnson and Johnson since August of 2010. The prosthesis’ metal debris from the wear of the implant has led to a reaction among a very high percentage of patients which has caused serious injury and disability around the hip joint – often necessitating total hip replacement surgery or hip refacing surgery. Ions of cobalt and chromium, which are the metals from which the implants were made, have been known to be released into the blood and cerebral spinal fluid due to the metal on metal wear, causing serious damage to patients.
It is estimated that 93,000 ASR metal-on-metal hip implants have been recalled worldwide and Johnson and Johnson is facing over 10,000 lawsuits from patients that have suffered injuries since the devices began failing prematurely. Some patients have suffered injuries to the bone and tissue surrounding the hip joint, complications from metal in the bloodstream that has deposited onto the organs, critical inflammation, tumors and infections.
If you have suffered injury as a result of a failing DePuy ASR metal on metal hip system please contact us as you may be entitled to compensation.