Australia was the first country in the world to initiate a DePuy ASR recall after research showed an unacceptably high need for repeat joint replacement in patients who had received an ASR hip, DePuy ASR hip recall attorneys note.
If you or a loved one received a DePuy ASR hip replacement and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for New York to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated DePuy ASR hip replacement attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Repeat Hip Replacement Surgeries Led To Ban
The DePuy ASR hip replacement device was first recalled in 2009 by the Australian government, according to the country’s Therapeutic Goods Administration. This decision was made after DePuy Orthopaedics attempted to address earlier concerns over its device by providing further training on insertion techniques to Australian surgeons. The concerns were raised after an analysis in 2007 showed that there was an above average rate for replacing the hip prosthesis. Additionally, patients also experienced several side effects as a result of the implant.
DePuy had been selling hip replacements in Australia but in 2004, the company introduced a new version with an improved design. However, the company was left with little choice but to remove the hip replacement device in 2009 after it became clear that the additional training had not eliminated the problem. In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, recalled ASR hip replacement devices implanted in about 93,000 people worldwide, due to a high rate of repeat surgeries, the website reported.
Injured Patients May be Eligible for Compensation
Device makers have a duty to design and produce safe products, and to warn of possible risks associated with their products. Failure to fulfill that duty can result in injuries to patients, and the device maker being held liable for those injuries.
Patients who are injured by metal-on-metal hip replacements may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from injuries. Compensation can be based on factors including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from an injury
- Loss of income or ability to work due to loss of mobility
If a loved one dies after complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Loss of financial support
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one
Affected patients and their families are encouraged to seek the advice of a hip replacement attorney to discuss their legal rights and options for compensation.
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