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Depuy Hip Recall Hip Replacement Recall LawsuitDePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. has recalled two of its hip replacement systems sold between 2005 and 2009 following complaints and reports of a high failure rate primarily due to metal toxicity. Since 2008, the FDA received 400 complaints but DePuy continued to market the products, thus risking health of patients who received the DePuy hip implant surgery. Now after two years, the company seems to have risen from its slumber by recalling two of its hip replacement products, ASR™ XL Acetabular System and ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. DePuy recalled the products after “more people than expected” had to undergo revision surgery after a few years of the first one.


DePuy Patient Metal Toxicity Risk 

The manufacturer has recalled both products from hospitals and patients because of their high failure rate. It has come to notice that DePuy’s metal-on-metal hip replacements are linked to metal toxicity or metallosis. The problem is related to the metal-on-metal artificial hip, which carries the risk of metal ions rubbing against each other as a result of friction. As a result of rubbing and grinding, these chromium and cobalt particles flake off into the surrounding tissue and bloodstream. Needless to say, when the metal ions enter the bloodstream, these cause side effects and expose the body to metal poisoning. Several people complained of persistent pain, inflammation, discomfort, lethargy, dizziness, headache, gastrointestinal upset, food allergies, all of which are the side effects of metal poisoning.

Moreover, metal toxicity is also linked with skin rashes, heart problems, depression, tremors, nerve damage, numbness, loss of sensory capabilities, confusion, and loss of cognitive capabilities. Then there is the risk of tumors as well.  Thousands of people who have had hip replacement surgery have complained of intense pain, swelling, walking difficulty, fracture, dislocation, weakness, cup loosening, in the hip area and about 12-13 percent of them had to undergo revision surgery simply because the hip implant was defective.

To register and start the process of filing your Depuy Hip Recall Lawsuit or Hip Replacement Lawsuit, please click the green submit my case button found at the top of this page or by clicking here.

Revision Surgery

Several of Depuy ASR recall patients must undergo a painful revision surgery for removing and replacing the defective hip devices. This means patients would need to bear the pain and trauma again, including the expenses of surgery and replacement products, and the burden of DePuy’s mistake. DePuy could have prevented this from happening had it marked the hip replacement device as potentially defective.

Several patients will be required to undergo additional testing and treatment to ensure that the product is functioning properly. Even those having undergone secondary surgeries might still need additional artificial hip replacement surgery to correct the problem if complications arise.

Revision surgery can be more extensive than the first hip replacement surgery and become complicated, posing challenges to surgeons, who would need to remove the defective cups and attach components to bones. Some surgeons believe that there is a fundamental design imperfection in ASR hip implant, which makes it difficult to implant.


Other Hip Replacement Implant Recalls

Like DePuy Inc., some other medical device companies, such as Zimmer and Stryker, have retracted their hip implants.

Zimmer Durom Cup Recall
Zimmer Inc. marketed Durom Replacement Acetabular Components, also known as Zimmer Durom Cup, a hip replacement medical device. However, like DePuy, the company received complaints from hip implant patients that the product was defective as they had to undergo revision surgery, following which it had to suspend sales in 2008. This prompted many patients to file negligence and product liability lawsuits against Zimmer Inc.

Stryker Hip Implant Recall
Stryker Corporation, another medical device giant, suspended sales of its Trident PSL and Hemispherical Acetabular Cups following numerous complaints from patients and warning letters from the FDA for failing to maintain procedures conforming to its guidelines.

St. Gobain Advanced Ceramics Desmarquest Hip Implant Recall
St. Gobain Advanced Ceramics Desmarquest recalled its zirconia ceramic femoral heads after complaints of a higher than expected fracture rate.


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Startling Statistics of Suffering Hip Implant Patients

Until March, about 93,000 of these hip replacement devices have been implanted globally. FDA had received 400 complaints prior to the recall. The current incompetence rate is 12-13% within the first few years of implantation, which means that one in eight patients requires a secondary surgery. This also means that, by 2014, over 11,000 individuals might have to undergo a secondary surgery.

Role of FDA In Defective Hip Implants

The FDA is also responsible for approving defective hip implants, following which DePuy released them to the market to be used by more than 93,000 patients in the hope of treating their medical condition. In other words, even certification by FDA is no guarantee of the safety of the product, which further implies that individuals are at their own risk to opt for a medical product. 

FDA started receiving complaints against DePuy soon after the product was launched, but it did not take any step against the manufacturer until 17 July 2010, when it recalled the products. FDA failed in its duty to protect public health by allowing a defective medical product to enter the market to be used by patients.

Defective Medical Device Claim

Patients can file a defective medical device claim against DePuy for selling faulty hip implants, which resulted in pain and injury after implantation. As a medical product manufacturer, DePuy fully failed in its duty of care to warn prospective patients of risks accompanying the use of its products. DePuy’s failure in carrying out its duty cumulatively resulted in injury and pain.

By marketing a defective product, which can even cause tumors, DePuy risked lives of several people who underwent hip implant surgery.  The DePuy played with public health and neglected safety norms by marketing a defective product just to make profits. Despite several complaints about its hip implants, DePuy refused to concede that its products were defective. It failed to institute a hip replacement recall and did not warn hip implant patients about possible metal poisoning. Such negligence on the part of DePuy calls for a negligence and product liability lawsuit. 

To register and start the process of filing your Depuy Hip Recall Lawsuit or Hip Replacement Lawsuit, please click the green submit my case button found at the top of this page or by clicking here.

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Triad Alcohol Wipes Recall Lawsuit

FDA Defends Delayed Action Against Triad’s Wisconsin Plant
The FDA knew about the contaminated alcohol wipes manufactured by the Triad Group of Hartland long before infection from these claimed the life of a 2-year-old Houston boy. But the Food and Drug Administration did not issue any warning in this regard. Now it defends its delayed action against the Triad Group, saying that it chose to “work closely” with the firm to “voluntarily” improve the quality of their work, hoping that the “corrective actions would be addressed.” Tainted alcohol wipes and sterile lubricating jelly manufactured by the Triad Group of Hartland resulted in infections, serious complications, and one death, following which, the company issued recall of all lots of alcohol-based products citing potential microbial infection.  Parents of the 2-year-old toddler Harrison Kothari have sued the Triad Group for their child’s death.

Alcohol Wipes Recall

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Baby Monitor Lawsuit

Summer Infant Recalls Baby Monitors After 2 Deaths

Summer Infant has voluntarily recalled over 2 million baby monitors following reports of death of two infants caused by strangulation by electrical cords. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Summer Inc issued a joint statement announcing the recall of over 2 million baby monitors, warning that placing the monitors too close to the cribs expose babies to the danger of strangulation.

The Rhode Island-based company is recalling 40 models of digital and color monitors along with handheld devices. Located in Woonsocket, Summer Infant is not offering replacement for the products; however, it plans to offer new safety labeling, warning, and instructions on the monitors distributed since January 2003. The company wants to ensure that parents are aware of the risks involved in keeping the monitors close to the cribs.

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Injection Pens Recall Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson has issued a recall of over 400 injection pens in the United States and Germany due to a manufacturing defect. This is the fourth recall in recent weeks by Johnson & Johnson, which certainly poses a question mark on the products manufactured by the New Jersey-based company.

The latest recall concerns the Simponi injection devices, which have a possible manufacturing defect because of which patients might receive an insufficient dose of the Simponi rheumatoid arthritis drug, which is developed by Centocor Ortho Biotech of Horsham, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. Johnson & Johnson claims to have discovered the problem in routine quality testing in Switzerland.

It has also withheld any further shipments of the injection devices, which is likely to cause a temporary shortage in European markets where patients are being advised to use Simponi’s pre-filled syringes. The company estimates that it has a failure rate of 0.5 percent, which means that the batch of Simponi injections containing 230 devices in Europe might have 1 faulty pen.

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Hip Replacement Recall

As lawsuits continue to mount against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Depuy orthopaedic in relation to the extremely high failure rates of the metal on metal hip replacement implants, We would like to take this time to update and inform our readers with helpful information regarding the hip replacement recall and the dangers of metal poisoning from these defective hip implants.

Although our team of highly trained and experienced associated attorneys will work aggressively and diligently to secure compensation for all hip replacement recall patients who called the lead firm directly or submitted their lawsuit case via the submit your case link they cannot evaluate your case personally until you have either called the 800 number or submitted your case directly via the submit your case link found at the top right of

Hip Replacement Recall Attorneys cannot and will not evaluate your lawsuit if you do not submit your contact information or call the lead law firm directly.

To register and start the process of filing your Depuy Hip Recall Lawsuit or Hip Replacement Lawsuit, please call the lead Attorney law firm directly at 1-800-748-7115 or click the green submit my case button found at the top of this page or by clicking here.

More than anything, your health is paramount and if nothing else all Depuy hip implant patients must be checked for metal poisoning.

Take care of yourself..

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