In 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics recalled its ASR hip replacement devices after receiving reports of early failures. It is estimated that at the time of the recall, more than 93,000 devices had already been fitted in patients worldwide. As a result of the recall and several complications that have been brought to the attention of both the manufacturer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, patients may consider filing a Kansas DePuy ASR lawsuit to seek compensation for their any long-term, painful and debilitating complications from which they have suffered.
Contact Attorney Group for Kansas if you or someone you love were injured or required additional surgeries to correct the damage that you feel was caused by the all-metal ASR hip implant. We can evaluate your claim and put you in touch with one of our affiliated attorneys who can file a Kansas DePuy ASR lawsuit on your behalf.
ASR Defective, Plaintiffs Allege
To date, more than 12,000 ASR patients have come forward to file lawsuits against DePuy over the ASR hip implant. In August 2013, the defendant established a voluntary settlement program to provide compensation to ASR recipients who qualified for reimbursement for their medical expenses and complications. This program is estimated to cost the manufacturer $2.5 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits pending against the company.
You may consider filing a Kansas DePuy ASR lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries if you suffered from one or more of the following complications:
- Bone loss
- Reduced mobility
- Persistent pain
- Implant dislocation
- Loosening of the device
- Bone fractures
- Metal poisoning
- Pops, noises or clicks
- Bone degeneration
Plaintiffs allege that the manufacturer knew, or should have known, about the possible risks and health conditions that could develop after patients received the device. As a result, the manufacturer and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, are accused of neglecting to warn the medical and public communities of these risks in an attempt to increase the companies’ sales. The first DePuy ASR hip lawsuit trial was in March 2013 with a jury in Los Angeles awarding the plaintiff $8.3 million in damages.
In many cases, plaintiffs required revision procedures to remove the devices, and many of these surgeries were often more painful and complex than their initial implantation procedures. According to several medical experts, the ASR and other metal-on-metal hip implants can potentially cause bone loss and tissue death, causing many patients to suffer from permanent, life-threatening injuries that result in long-term pain and suffering even after the devices are removed.
You May Have a Kansas DePuy ASR Lawsuit
Filing a Kansas DePuy ASR lawsuit is a way for you or someone you love to seek compensation for any injuries or complications allegedly sustained as a result of the ASR hip replacement device. Contact Attorney Group for Kansas today for more information about recovering damages for your medical bills, pain and suffering, out-of-pocket expenses, permanent disability or lost wages. We can help you determine whether you have a claim, and we can put you in contact with an affiliated attorney who can file a Kansas DePuy ASR lawsuit on your behalf.