"We anticipate thousands of lawsuits filed against DePuy and Johnson and Johnson and it will be interesting to see how these lawsuits play out."
Bronxville, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2012
After receiving thousands of complaints about the product, Johnson & Johnson unit DePuy Orthopaedics finally recalled its ASR hip replacements in August 2010. This hip replacement system has a shockingly high rate of failure, and many of the victims of these failures have had to undergo a second, painful surgery to remove and replace the defective hip. The high failure rate of its ASR replacement hip system has been attributed to the fact that this system is metal on metal and therefore can cause its components to come loose, fracturing the bone around the implant, depositing metal fragments in the bloodstream, and causing pseudotumors.
In fact, only after the17 July 2010 FDA Class 2 Recall of this hip replacement device, did DePuy finally release shocking information from England that shows that 13 percent of patients with the ASR hip implant have had to have the implant removed due to a failure. Based on this data, DePuy escalated its recall of the ASR hip implants and told hospitals and doctors to immediately stop implanting the devices and to return them to the company. DePuy says that 93,000 ASR hips have been implanted in patients. Even assuming a 13 percent failure rate, that means that 12,000 patients will have to undergo a painful, risky, and complex surgery to remove the defective part. Moreover, this failure rate can significantly increase over time, subjecting thousands of patients to an additional surgery to remove and replace the defective hip implant.
“So far only a select few legal funding companies are entertaining cases of the nature,” observed CEO Karl A. Minner. “We anticipate thousands of lawsuits filed against DePuy and Johnson and Johnson and it will be interesting to see how these lawsuits play out. Many of these people may have to wait months if not years to receive compensation against their lawsuit. If a person needs money to pay for their expenses they can receive legal financing against their case. A pre-settlement loan can provide a person the money needed for surgery or any other expenses prior to a legal settlement.”
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