DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline Connecticut, Hip Replacement Recall lawyers
Call the DePuy Hip replacement Helpline Connecticut and speak to a medcal social worker about your dePuy Hip replacement. DePuy hip replacement lawyers accepting clients.
DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline lawyers are accepting cases from Connecticut victims of all ages for severe complications from their DePuy Hip Replacement Implant. Call the helpline if you have a faulty dePuy Hip replacement and need or have had revision surgery for Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Danbury, Stanford, Waterbury, Norwalk and thru-out the state of Connecticut.
Thousands of DePuy ASR victims are facing the possibility of hip replacement complications and a painful and risky additonial surgeries to replace it.
- Unexplained hip pain
- Swelling or inflammation of tissue surrounding the hip implant
- Difficulty walking
- Grinding and popping noise
- Pseudo tumors
- Loosening of the hip replacement
- Toxicity due to chromium and cobalt ions floating around in the blood.
You must monitor chromium and cobalt levels in the bloodstream on a regular basis if you have a DePuy Hip Replacement.
COBALT POISONING SYMPTOMS
- Gastrointestinal Problems
- Neuropathy (nerve damage)
- Thyroid Problems
- Kidney Failure
- Skin Disorders
- Pulmonary Syndrome
CHROMIUM POISONING CAN CAUSE
- Elevated Cancer Risks
- Reproductive System Problems
- DNA Mutations
- Impaired Liver Function
The DePuy Lawsuits and DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline Lawyers
DePuy hip implant recall Helpline attorneys lawsuits claim that DePuy was negligent in the design of the ASR XL Acetabular Cup System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems. There are negligent design allegations for each system. DePuy Hip Replacement lawyers are accepting cases for complications in both of these systems as well as chromium and cobalt toxicity.
History of Approval
The DePuy ASR Hip Implant devices were approved by the FDA because DePuy claimed they were "substantially equivalent" to three other hip implant devices. It is interesting that the three other hip implant devices were all also approved through the 510(k) Process, with the manufacturers claiming their devices were "substantially equivalent" to other approved medical devices. None of the devices had ever undergone the rigorous clinic testing.
(August 26, 2010) – DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., announced it is voluntarily recalling the ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System used in hip replacement surgery due to the number of patients who required a second hip replacement procedure, called a revision surgery.
DePuy Orthopaedics has recalled its ASR replacement hip system because its components can come loose, fracturing the bone around the implant, depositing metal fragments in the bloodstream, and causing pseudotumors.
Like the ASR XL, the Depuy Pinnacle is a metal on metal system that was designed to last longer then they have been. Orthopedic surgeons are reporting that these devices have been failing within one to two years of being implanted into their patients.doctors in England are now reporting that 49 percent of DePuy ASR XL hip implants have failed after six years. This is a sharp increase in failures since seven months ago when DePuy recalled the hip implants because the failure rate was 12 percent
Johnson and Johnson's recall of the defective ASR metal-on-metal hip implant systems has forced thousands of hip implant patients to have additional, painful and expensive hip revision surgeries.
What should you do?
- If you have a Depuy Hip replacement have your blood levels checked immediately for high levels of Chromium or Cobalt.
- If you are having complications see your Orthopedic Surgeon immediately
- See your doctor to consider revision surgery.
- Call The DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline to consult with an experienced hip recall lawyer to discuss your options. DePuy lawyers are currently accepting these cases nationwide on a contingency fee basis.