It's been said to be one of the biggest disasters in orthopedics history. After receiving thousands of complaints about the product, Johnson & Johnson unit DePuy Orthopaedics finally recalled its ASR hip replacements in August 2010. This hip replacement system has had a shockingly high rate of failure, and many of the victims of these failures have had to undergo a second, painful surgery to remove and replace the defective hip. The high failure rate of its ASR replacement hip system have been attributed to the fact that this system is metal on metal and therefore can cause its components to come loose, fracturing the bone around the implant, depositing metal fragments in the bloodstream, and causing further medical issues. Now, the British Orthapaedic Association and British Hip Society in a statement from March 2011 are reporting a sharp increase in failures from 13 to 49 percent of DePuy ASR XL hip implants over a six year period. .
Thousands of plaintiffs have brought product-liability, negligence and failure-to-warn claims against DePuy over the devices, and are seeking medical costs, lost wages and compensation for their pain and suffering. Needless to say, many more complaints are expected to be filed over the next 24 months bringing the total exposure to Johnson & Johnson near $2Billion. In fact, More than 350 lawsuits have been consolidated in federal court in Ohio, and more than 220 are pending in California state court. Another group of cases is pending in New Jersey state court. Unfortunately, for the long suffering patients of the defective DePuy Hip Implant/Replacements, the increase in litigation will only delay their needed settlement payments.
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