In late 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled more than 93,000 ASR hip implants after many patients began to experience adverse side effects and life-threatening complications such as higher-than-anticipated failure rates. Following this ASR recall, a number of recipients began to seek legal representation from attorneys to learn more about their legal options. According to plaintiffs who filed lawsuits, the ASR hip implant caused them to experience pain, infections, and metal poisoning, or “metallosis.”
Contact Attorney Group for Iowa today if you or someone you love was fitted with the DePuy ASR implant and experienced problems allegedly caused by the device. You may be entitled to file an Iowa DePuy ASR lawsuit and recover damages for your injuries.
Plaintiffs Allegedly Suffer from Early Device Failure
Most of the ASR lawsuits filed against DePuy are pending in federal court. Patients throughout the U.S. are seeking compensation from the manufacturer after the ASR implants allegedly caused them to suffer from severe complications. According to many plaintiffs, the all-metal components of the implant have the potential to rub against one another when the patient is in motion, resulting in the accumulation of metal shards in the patient’s body.
Additionally, Johnson & Johnson and DePuy are accused of having knowledge of both the possibility of metallosis and early device failure. According to allegations made by ASR recipients, the companies failed to warn consumers and physicians of these dangers in an attempt to keep profits high. As a result, patients may be entitled to file an Iowa DePuy ASR lawsuit to seek compensation for their injuries if they experienced:
- Pops, clicks and noises
- Formation of pseudotumors
- Degeneration of bone tissue
- Loosening of the implant
- Instability when walking or standing
As a result of early device failure, many patients were allegedly required to undergo painful and expensive revision surgeries to correct the problems caused by the ASR implant. However, in some cases, these subsequent procedures were not successful, and several patients have allegedly been confined to wheelchairs as a result of the complications. In order to seek compensation for damages such as permanent disability, rehabilitation, long-term care, pain and suffering, or lost income, it is important to seek legal counsel today for more information about filing an Iowa DePuy ASR lawsuit.
DePuy Named in ASR Lawsuits in the U.S.
According to a new Case Management Order issued on June 4, 2014 in the Northern District of Ohio, the Court has established procedures so that a settlement fund can be put into motion for plaintiffs on an individual basis. Court records indicate that plaintiffs who qualified to participate in the ASR settlement include those who underwent revision procedures to remove or replace the implant due to the ASR recall before August 31, 2013. Plaintiffs are entitled to a base award of $250,000, but that amount could be reduced depending upon patients’ prior medical history and other factors. This settlement could resolve more than 8,000 ASR lawsuits pending against the company, but it does not necessarily preclude affected patients from pursuing claims against the company.
Learn More About Filing an Iowa DePuy ASR Lawsuit
If you believe you are eligible to file an Iowa DePuy ASR lawsuit after you received the implant and subsequently suffered from complications, contact Attorney Group for Iowa today. There is no cost to speak with us, and we can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to determine if you are eligible to file an Iowa DePuy ASR lawsuit. If you are, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can handle your Iowa DePuy ASR lawsuit throughout the legal process. Call today.