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DePuy ASR Lawsuit News: Wright & Schulte’s product liability attorneys have recently filed a DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuit on behalf of an Ohio man who developed serious complications due to the allegedly dangerous design of the ASR hip implant. This DePuy hip lawsuit (Case No. 1:13-dp-20616-DAK) was filed on as part of MDL2197 in U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division. It joins more than 6,000 lawsuits currently pending in the DePuy Orthopaedics ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation. [ohnd.uscourts.gov/home/clerk-s-office-and-court-
records/multidistrict-litigation-cases/mdl-2197/, July 2013]
Wright & Schulte, LLC is experienced in defending the rights of those who have sustained serious injuries after using defective products and dangerous drugs. Our skilled DePuy ASR hip implant attorneys are experienced at successfully going up against large corporations. We encourage those who believe they have sustained DePuy ASR hip implant complications to speak with our knowledgeable lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795. Click here for more information on DePuy Hip Replacement lawsuits.
Court documents explain that, in July 2006, the plaintiff had a DePuy ASR hip implant surgically placed in his left hip. Following implantation, however, the plaintiff allegedly began to develop severe, persistent hip pain. Ultimately, this complication necessitated that the plaintiff undergo risky hip revision surgery to remove the implant in February 2012. According to the complaint, as a result of having the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, the plaintiff now allegedly has an increased risk of metallosis (dangerous levels of metal ions in the blood), hip dislocation, hip bursitis and other severe complications.
In addition to contending the the plaintiff’s severe hip injuries were directly caused by the purportedly defective design of the ASR hip implant, this DePuy ASR lawsuit also claims that DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. was aware of the significant risk of failure associated with its ASR hip implants and, nevertheless, failed to warn the public about these risks.
DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Failure Rates
According to the New York Times, In August 2010, DePuy voluntarily recalled its ASR hip replacements due to reports from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales that these devices had a failure rate of about 13 percent within five years of implantation. In 2011, however, this registry updated its findings on DePuy ASR hip implants, stating that more than 33 percent of DePuy ASR hip implants would fail within five years of implantation. Around the same time that these DePuy ASR failure rates were being made public, DePuy itself had been conducting internal investigations regarding the failure rate of its ASR hip implants. DePuy’s research found that the ASR hip implants had an approximately 40 percent failure rate within five years of implantation. Despite these significant findings, however, DePuy never alerted consumers about these failure rates and continued to publicly downplay the risks of failure associated with its ASR hip implants. [nytimes.com/2013/01/23/business/jj-study-suggested-hip-device-could-fail-in-thousands-more.html?_r=1&, January 2013]
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