The DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System was recalled in August, 2010
The recall came after data from a study indicated that the five year failure rate of this product is approximately 13%, or 1 in 8 patients. Even if the defective device is replaced, it can leave behind dangerous, possibly deadly fragments that may not be discovered for years. DePuy identified reasons for the failure of the hip replacement system as component loosening, component malalignment, infection, fracture of the bone, dislocation, metal sensitivity and pain. Additional complications from the hip replacement system may include increased metal ion levels in the blood, bone staining, necrosis, swelling, nerve damage, tissue damage and/or muscle damage.
When you do have surgery, and have your hip implant replaced, insist that they preserve your hip implant and GIVE it to you.
Tell your surgeon NOT To send it back to the manufacturer. This hip implant can be crucial evidence in a potential compensation lawsuit and could make the difference between you getting fair compensation and getting nothing.
If you or a loved one have suffered losses in this case contact the experienced Attorneys at Buttafuoco & Associates who can evaluate your DePuy Hip Replacement claim for free and help determine your next best course of action.