Depuy Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall of its all-metal ASR hip replacement device in 2010, citing concerns of a higher-than-anticipated revision rate. Following the recall, those who had been adversely affected by the device began to seek legal counsel from attorneys throughout the U.S. to determine whether they were eligible to seek compensation for the injuries they allegedly sustained as a result of the metal-on-metal hip implant.
Contact Attorney Group for New York today for more information about your options if you or someone you love was fitted with the ASR hip implant and you suffered from infection, pain, metal poisoning or other severe condition. You may be able to pursue a New York Depuy ASR hip lawsuit claim against the manufacturer and recover damages for your injuries.
Complications Include Early Device Failure, Metallosis
According to plaintiffs who are currently pursuing claims against the manufacturer for the injuries they allegedly sustained as a result of the ASR implant, the device has the potential to cause metallosis, a condition that develops due to increased levels of chromium and cobalt ion levels in the patient’s blood.
Additionally, both Depuy and Johnson & Johnson are alledged to have known about the potential risks of the ASR implant including early device failure and metallosis but failed to issue warnings as soon as they became aware of these complications. You may be able to file a New York Depuy ASR hip lawsuit to recover damages for your injuries if you or someone you love experienced one or more of the following adverse effects:
- Clicks, pops and noises
- Loosening of the implant
- Formation of pseudotumors
- Instability when standing or walking
- Degeneration of bone tissues
Depuy Named as a Defendant
A Case Management Order update published on June 4, 2014 in the Northern District of Ohio reported that the Court has established procedures for a settlement fund for plaintiffs who were part of a recent DePuy ASR lawsuit settlement. According to court records, those who underwent revision procedures to remove the allegedly defective device prior to the product’s recall on August 31, 2013 were eligible to participate.
Although plaintiffs are eligible to a base amount of $250,000, the exact amount of compensation will depend upon the patient’s medical history, the severity of his or her injuries and the number of procedures that he or she required as a result of the allegedly defective device. While the settlement is believed to resolve more than 8,000 claims, you may still be entitled to file a New York Depuy ASR hip lawsuit against the company if you believe that you suffered from complications as a result of the all-metal hip implant.
Learn More about Filing Your New York Depuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Today
Contact Attorney Group for New York if you were fitted with the Depuy ASR all-metal hip implant and would like to determine whether you may be eligible to file a New York Depuy ASR hip lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury, you may be able to seek damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and more. Attorney Group for New York can help answer your questions, provide you with a free case evaluation and connect you with one of our affiliated attorneys who can file your Depuy ASR hip lawsuit. Contact us today to learn more.