Controversy Over ASR Hip Implants

Posted on May 18, 2012 1:40pm PDT

DePuy Orthopedics has recently come under a lot of scrutiny for the allegations that have been made against the company alleging that its ASR hip replacement, model number 2197, as well as the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacement system, model number 2244, were defectively designed and now dangerous for patients who have been treated with the medical products. Owned by Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Orthopedics is facing more than 6,000 lawsuits over the pending issue of its defective hip replacement product.

A study conducted and released at the British Hip Society Annual Conference held earlier this year presented results indicating that the DePuy ASR XL device displays higher than anticipated rates of early failure. Individuals who have been implanted with the hip replacement system have reportedly required a second operation or revision of some degree at least 21% of the time four years after the implant was originally done. Nearly 50% of these patients required operation or revision after only six years.

After receiving more than their fair share of reports related to the product's failure, DePuy issued a formal recall statement in August of 2010. By then, thousands had already wrongly suffered. If you were one of those individuals then you should at once get in touch with a North Carolina personal injury lawyer from our firm. Here, you can actively take on a medical injury of this nature as effectively and successfully as possible.

Lanier Law Group, P.A. has been practicing personal injury law in the state of North Carolina for almost two decades, during which time we have developed a strong sense of how to deal with injury and illness matters of every nature. By contacting our firm today, you will immediately begin to feel the benefits of being under the legal representation of a professional with tried experience and proven results. We encourage you to contact a North Carolina defective product attorney form our office today. You will not regret your decision to do so.

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