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Depuy Hip Replacement lawyers and the DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline are ready to help you if you have been injured by a recalled DePuy Hip Replacement Implant in Charlottsville, Chesapeake, Danville, Fredericksburg, Hampton,Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, New River Valley, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Roanoke, Southwest Virginia, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and all of Virginia

Call the Depuy Hip Replacement Helpline and speak to a Medical Social Worker and be connected to a Depuy Hip Replacement lawyer.

DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline Virginia, and Hip Replacement Recall Lawyers  are ready to help you.                                                                            

The DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline  Virginia receives calls on a daily basis from people in Virginia with complications from their DePuy hip implant and revision surgeries. If you have been injured by a faulty hip replacement call today and speak to a medical social worker at the DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline.

If you have ever had pain in one or both hips, you know how excruciating that pain can be. You went into this surgery expecting a better quality of life but we hear stories of pain and suffering on a daily basis.This Hip replacement surgery was supposed to alleviate that pain. But when hip replacements fail, they may cause additional harm, including dislocation and infection, not to mention even more pain.Our callers all have needed revision surgery or are seeing their doctors to discuss potential revision surgery.They realize More surgeries may be needed.The DePuy Hip replacement helpline lawyers are filing lawsuits on behalf of these people, many seniors who may not be able to recover form additional surgeries and reach their pre-surgery level of functioning.  The DePuy Hip replacement Helpline also receives calls from parents of disabled children with hip replacement failures.These children are set back months with revision surgeries and a difficult rehabilitation process

What Is The DePuy Hip Implant Replacement ?

The DePuy ASR (Articular Surface Replacement ) hip system is a metal on metal hip replacement.  In a hip replacement  surgeons replace or resurface the cup, known as the acetabulum. At the same time, they replace the femoral head or the ball of the femur in the hip with the femoral ball, almost always connected to a stem that fits down in the femur. It’s a bit of a euphemism because you’re not replacing everything in the hip. It is called a total hip arthroplasty.

DePuy Hip Replacement Recall

On August 26, 2010, DePuy announced the voluntary recall of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant systems. Over 90,000 Hip Implants have been recalled due to implant failures. These Implants have resulted in complications injuries and the need for revision surgeries.

Depuy Hip Replacement lawyers Virginia  and the DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline  are helping people with painful side effects associated with the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System total hip replacement and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System:The DePuy hip recall was issued because data it received showed that five years after the hip was implanted, 12% of patients who had received the ASR Resurfacing System and 13% of patients who received the ASR total hip replacement needed to have it replaced. This is a high and unusual amount of revisions and certainly higher then would be anticipated.

History of the Recalled DePuy Hip Replacement

DePuy ASR Metal on Metal  Hip Implants were introduced worldwide in July of 2003. These hip Implants  were first  used in the United States in 2005. DePuy pushed the approval of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant devices through the FDA on what is known as the fast track. This expedited FDA approval process, commonly known as the 510(k) Process, allows medical devices to avoid the rigorous clinical trials if the manufacturer can show that the device is "substantially equivalent" to other medical devices already approved by the FDA. DePuy persuaded the FDA that the ASR XL Hip System was similar to previously approved metal-on-metal hip implants. DePuy claimed that the ASR XL Hip System did not "raise any new issues of safety or effectiveness."
In December 2009, the Depuy ASR Hip Implant devices were recalled from the Australian market.
In March 2010, DePuy first notified doctors in the United States of the high failure rate of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant system based upon the Australian Joint Replacement Registry data.

 

 

FDA and Metal-on-Metal Devices

In February 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health communication about hip replacement components that have both a metal ball and a metal socket (metal-on-metal hip devices).

On May 6, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a postmarket surveillance study of total metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip devices consist of a ball, stem, and shell, all made of metal parts. A postmarket surveillance study monitors adverse events after a device has been approved or cleared by the FDA. Manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implants have orders from the FDA to further study the safety of metal-on-metal devices.

 

On the Depuy Hip Replacement Site The Manufacturers say:

"At DePuy, our mission for more than a century has been developing products and technologies that help patients who have been impacted by pain, disability and a loss of mobility return to a more active lifestyle. If DePuy finds that one of its products is not meeting the high standards of our company, our patients, or our surgeons’, we take appropriate action." In August 2010, DePuy issued a voluntary recall of our ASR™ Hip System after receiving new, then-unpublished data from a joint replacement registry in the UK. This data indicated that while the vast majority of patients with the ASR Hip System were not experiencing any problems, a higher number of ASR patients than previously reported to DePuy needed a second surgery, called a revision surgery, earlier than expected."

DePuy Hip Replacement Failure Complications and Symptoms

  • Thigh pain
  • Toxicity from the metal components
  • Pain upon walking
  • Swelling
  • Pain when standing from a seated position
  • grinding or popping noises
  • Unexplained hip pain
  • Infection
  • Groin pain
  • Pain with weight bearing

Cobalt Toxicity DePuy Hip Implant Alert

If you have a DePuy Hip replacement you must have your blood levels checked for high levels of Chromium and Cobalt.

You must see your doctor to test the Chromium and Cobalt levels in your blood. The effects and complications associated  toxicity are servere.

You may have heavy metal toxicity if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  •     Chronic pain throughout the muscles and tendons or any soft tissues of the body
  •     Feeling of discomfort and fatigue
  •     Forgetfulness and confusion
  •     Chronic infections
  •     Gastrointestinal problems
  •     Dizziness
  •     Migraines
  •     Visual disturbances
  •     Mood swings, depression,or anxiety
  •     Nervous system malfunctions

    COBALT POISONING SYMPTOMS

  •     Gastrointestinal Problems
  •     Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  •     Thyroid Problems
  •     Kidney Failure
  •     Skin Disorders
  •     Hemorrhage
  •     Pulmonary Syndrome

    CHROMIUM POISONING CAN CAUSE

  •     Elevated Cancer Risks
  •     Reproductive System Problems
  •     DNA Mutations
  •     Impaired Liver Function
     

Doctors say that the metal toxicity from chromium and cobalt debris can  enter the blood stream and cause serious injury to DePuy hip implant patients. Someone whose blood contains more than 25 micrograms has cobalt poisoning.  Even if you do not manifest these symptoms, you may have DePuy hip implant metallosis. You must have your bllod levels checked immediately.

 

 Hip Replacement Recall Helpline lawyers

Are filing lawsuits on Behalf of 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
  •  DePuy Implant Metallosos
  •  Pain and suffering
  •  Rehabilitation expenses
  •  Loss of consortium
  •  The need to go thru numerous revision surgeries
  •  Loss of quality of life
  •  Punitive damages

Congress Has finally Gotten Involved

Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the US Senate that would force medical device manufacturers to track the performance of implants after they were approved for sale.

The bill would allow the Food and Drug Administration to compel companies to track implants, such as replacement hips, that belong to a category of products that do not require human testing for approval.

The Helpline lawyers are ready to help you

The DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline attorneys are concerned about the effects of these hip replacements. If you or a loved one has a failed hip replacement and has been told you need revision surgery, metallosos, or any other complications call the Depuy Hip replacement Helpline today,

DePuy Hip Recall lawyers are ready to help you in: Charlottsville, Chesapeake, Danville, Fredericksburg, Hampton,Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, New River Valley, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Roanoke, Southwest Virginia, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and all of Virginia