Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Recalls Hip Replacement System that Caused Problems in 1 of 8 Patients Who Received Hip Transplants

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Paul R. Wiesenfeld, Maryland personal injury attorney, notes that DePuy Orthopaedics hip replacement system contained defects that required "revision surgeries" in patients

more people than expected who received the ASR Hip System experienced pain and other symptoms that led to a second hip replacement surgery, called a revision surgery

The recall of a popular hip replacement system by DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, was prompted by the realization that one out of every eight patients who received the DePuy system experienced problems requiring a corrective surgery, according to a Maryland personal injury attorney.

DePuy Orthopaedics announced a voluntary recall of its ASR hip replacement system after reviewing data that indicated "more people than expected who received the ASR Hip System experienced pain and other symptoms that led to a second hip replacement surgery, called a revision surgery," according to a statement on the company's Web site.

According to the DePuy recall information page for patients, approximately one out of every eight patients who received the ASR hip replacement system subsequently had to undergo a revision surgery.

"It appears that a large number of patients were required to have 'revision surgeries' to correct or remove these defective hip implants. In fact, anyone who received a hip replacement in the U.S. after July 2003 may have received a DePuy system that contains these defects," said Paul Wiesenfeld, an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney.

Wiesenfeld is a highly effective personal injury lawyer who focuses his attention on those individuals who are seriously injured in car, truck, bike, or motorcycle accidents. He is also a well-known and respected lawyer who wrote a book on traumatic brain injuries.

"We help injury victims through the legal process and the financial impact that they could receive from an accident or a defective product," said Wiesenfeld. "Hiring the best attorney to represent you is critical to getting the best compensation for your pain and suffering, and future loss of income."

Paul R. Wiesenfeld has represented hundreds of personal injury clients and over a 35 year career has recovered millions of dollars for them. He represents people for injuries that include, but are not limited to: Traumatic Brain Injury; Spinal Cord Injury; Amputations; Burn victims; Lack of informed consent; Medical malpractice; and Dental malpractice. For more information, please call 301.762.5525 or go to http://www.wiesenfeldlaw.com.

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