In August 2010, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopedic issued a recall of two defective hip replacement implants:
- ASR XL Acetabular System – a hip socket replacement sold in the US and worldwide
- ASP Hip Resurfacing System – a partial hip replacement sold outside the US
The DePuy hip implants were recalled after the FDA received hundreds of complaints of early failure over the past two years. UK authorities had already taken these defective medical devices off the market in March, citing five-year failure rates of 12-13% that required many patients to have secondary surgery.
If you or a loved one received one of the recalled DePuy hip implants, the experienced product liability attorneys of Cullenberg & Tensen, P.L.L.C. are here to help.Injuries from DePuy Hip Implants
Both of the defective DePuy hip implants are part of a class of hip replacement devices that contain metal-on-metal bearings that are known to cause medical device injuries. Metal-on-metal bearings can generate debris as the metal wears down, often causing tissue damage and severe inflammation.
Medical device manufacturers like DePuy have an obligation to provide safe and effective equipment for sensitive operations like hip replacements. DePuy has already offered to compensate patients for any reasonable and customary costs incurred because of the defective DePuy hip implants, including secondary surgery. However, many patients injured by DePuy hip implants are opting to file product liability and personal injury lawsuits against the company for further compensation.Experienced Defective Product Attorneys
The product liability lawyers of Cullenberg & Tensen, P.L.L.C. are ready to help any Vermont and New Hampshire families affected by injuries from defective DePuy hip implants. We will guide you through the process of beginning a product liability lawsuit and support you every step of the way. We will fight to get your family the maximum compensation possible for:
- Medical expenses
- Secondary hip replacement surgery
- Emergency room charges
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one received a hip transplant since 2003, check with your hip replacement surgeon to see the implant came from DePuy.
If so, please contact the Vermont and New Hampshire personal injury lawyers of Cullenberg & Tensen, P.L.L.C. today for a free consultation at one of our offices in Littleton, Lebanon, Keene, and Concord, New Hampshire or our Vermont office in St. Johnsbury.