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DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline Colorado, Hip Replacement Recall Lawyers

The DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline Colorado and DePuy Hip replacement lawyers are helpling victims of a failed Depuy hip replcement in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Pueblo, Rockies, western slope and all of Colorado. Call the DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline and speak to a medical social worker and a dePuy Hip replacement lawyer.

History

A lawsuit has been filed against hip replacement manufacturer DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc over failure of a DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement. The lawsuit against DePuy was filed in Federal District Court in Ft. Myers, Florida . This is believed to be the first lawsuit filed in the United States over the failure of the DePuy ASR hip replacement. The patient in the suit is represented by an alliance of law firms pursuing claims on behalf of patients across the nation with failed DePuy ASR hip replacements. On August 2010 Johnson and Johnson did a voluntary recall of the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System total hip replacement and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System.

The Depuy Hip Replacemment lawyers allege that the DePuy ASR hip replacement was defectively designed. It claims DePuy knew that their ASR hip replacements were failing at a higher than expected rate, yet it did not pass that information on to consumers or orthopaedic surgeons. As a result, diagnosis that the ASR hip replacement implanted in the patient has failed was needlessly delayed as her physicians were unaware of the prevelance of other failures. During the patient’s surgery to replace the failed hip replacement, her orthopedic surgeon discovered that the cup portion of the ASR hip replacement was extremely loose. The ASR hip replacement is designed so that a patient’s bone grows into the back of the cup to secure it. However, loosening because of a lack of bone in-growth into the cup is a hallmark of DePuy ASR hip replacement failures.
Unfortunately, DePuy’s recall of the ASR systems comes too late for patients that were sold these devices. This is not a typical recall where the toy with lead paint can simply be discarded or returned to the manufacturer for a refund. This recall is for a product that has been implanted in a person’s hip. As a result, the recalled product can only be replaced with the patient going through a painful and debilitating surgery and rehabilitation.
Many observers expect this already high failure rate to increase dramatically as problems with the DePuy ASR hip systems become more widely publicized. Denying that its decision to do so was related to reports of failures of the ASR systems, late last year DePuy ceased sales of the products. Unfortunately, by that time, almost 100,000 of the systems had been implanted in patients worldwide. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. is the orthopedic subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
 
Complications and Symptoms
  •     Grinding
  •     Metal sensitivity
  •     Loosening of the prosthesis
  •     popping
  •     grinding
  •     pain
  •     Infection
  •     Dislocation
  •     Bone fracture
  •     High metal ions levels in their bloodstreams

A DePuy Hip recall Story

A woman with a dePuy hip replacement  began to go through hip replacement complications that included hip ache and stiffness. Soon afterwards, the pain developed into popping and grinding sensations. This  made her incapable of strolling, standing or sitting down for extended durations of time and eventually caused her to require a healthcare leave of absence in from employment. In July of that year  she applied for disability.  Not only does she have to go through this hip replacement pain, she will now have to go through radiographic evaluation, blood testing, an MRI and will almost certainly necessitate yet another hip revision surgery to take away and replace the Depuy ASR Hip Implant, followed by physical rehabilitation. These batteries of tests are general for patients who will need to have Hip Revision Surgery with a defective hip replacement from Depuy. These are severly stressful for older populations that are high candidates for hip replacement sugery.

In March of this year, the New York Times published an article about the high early failure rate of DePuy’s ASR hip replacement. Since that article was published many more reports of failures of ASR hip replacements have been received by both DePuy and the United States Food and Drug Administration. In its article, the New York Times quoted orthopedic experts critical of the design of the ASR hip replacement. Experts were also critical of DePuy’s failure to stop sales of the device sooner. the ASR hip implants were experiencing extremely high failure rates in short periods of time, as much as 10% in the first 2 or 3 years of use. These failures are leading to severe injuries and revision surgery.
 
Over the past two years, Johnson & Johnson has recalled more than 50 products, ranging from Children's Tylenol to insulin cartridges to contact lenses. The company's handling of the recalls has in some cases sparked Congressional and federal criminal investigations.

If you have a DePuy ASR hip replacement or hip resurfacing, and are experiencing problems with the device, you need to consult with an experienced medical product liability attorney immediately. It is best to retain an attorney before undergoing a revision surgery so that potentially important evidence can be preserved. Furthermore, by law there is a limited period of time in which you may bring a legal action against DePuy for a failed ASR hip system, so don’t delay. Call the Depuy Hip replacement Helpline for a dePuy lawyer.

What you need to do

  • If you are having complications see your Orthopedic surgeon immediately. Your health is first priority,
  • If you are not having complications and you have a Metal on Metal DePuy Hip Replacement get tested for chromium and cobalt levels in the bloodstream on a regular basis
  • Call the DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline for a lawyer. You must protect your rights, potential costly medical bills, pain and suffering and loss of  quality of life. You must send a message to the manufacturer who put profits over people.

DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline lawyers and Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers

STRYKER HIP REPLACEMENT RECALL
Stryker Orthopaedics Recalls Rejuvenate Modular Hip System

In July 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System. The recall includes both Stryker’s Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems.
Risks

    possible fretting and/or corrosion at the modular-neck junction, which may result in pain and/or swelling.

risks

  •     Joint loosening/dislocation
  •     Device wear and tear, such as corrosion and fretting
  •     Excessive metal debris leading to metal ion generation
  •     Inflammation of tissue
  •     Hypersensitivity/allergic response
  •     Broken devices

DePuy Hip replacement lawyers and Stryker Recall lawyers filing lawsuits on Behalf of Colorado Victims with the failed Depuy Hip Replacement devices. If you or a loved one is suffering do to a failed DePuy and needs additional revision surgeries contact the DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline lawyers for a case review for:

  •  Compensatory damages
  •  Medical Bills
  •  Pain and suffering
  •  Rehabilitation
  •  Loss of consortium
  •  Loss of quality of life

DePuy Hip replacement Helpline Colorado, DePuy Hip Replacement recall lawyers covering Colorado are ready to help you if you have DePuy hip replacement Complications in: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Pueblo, and all of Colorado.