DePuy ASR XL device showed a higher than anticipated early failure rate as the rate of second operations, or revisions, ranged from 21 percent after four years to 49 percent after six years.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Eddie Cortes. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
On April 3rd, 2012 Eddie Cortes filed a DePuy Hip recall lawsuit in the US District Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina (case no. 5:2012cv00176). According to the lawsuit, Cortes was implanted with the DePuy ASR hip replacement and experienced bodily harm, pain, and suffering resulting from the poor design and testing on behalf of DePuy Orthopeadics. DePuy Orthopeadics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is defending more than 3,500 lawsuits on its ASR hip replacement (multidistrict litigation MDL 2197) and 900 lawsuits on the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacement systems (multidistrict litigation MDL 2244) alleging that they were defectively designed. The MDLs are organized to consolidate pre-trial proceedings for plaintiffs suing over dangerous and defective metal on metal hip implants.
In August 2010, DePuy announced it was recalling ASR hip implants because of higher-than-expected early failure rates after receiving new, then-unpublished data from a joint replacement registry in the UK. This data indicated that a higher number of ASR patients than previously reported to DePuy needed a second revision surgery earlier than expected.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of in case of DePuy Hip Replacement severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe adverse events from DePuy Hip Replacement remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
As published in March 2011 by the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Hip Society, DePuy ASR XL device showed a higher than anticipated early failure rate as the rate of second operations, or revisions, ranged from 21 percent after four years to 49 percent after six years.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on DePuy Hip Replacement lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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