Have you received any of the following hip replacements
A number of brands of Hip Implants have failed to work properly, causing a number of painful complications, which in some cases has required further surgery. The metal-on-metal Hip Replacement Systems have had a particularly high failure rate, with the metal parts rubbing together, creating metal debris and failure of the implant.
Some of these hip implants and their manufactures are:
Biomet Regenerex® RingLoc®+ Modular Acetabular System Stryker Hip Implants Birmingham Hip Replacement Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system Metal on Metal Hip Implants Wright Medical Hip Implants Wright Conserve Plus DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System DePuy Pinnacle® Acetabular Cup System Zimmer Durom Cup Johnson & Johnson Zimmer Nexgen Dynasty Hip Implant
Depuy hip implants approved without clinical trials
The DePuy ASR devices, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopedics, were some of the first replacement hips to cause problems and spark lawsuits around the world. The products were approved without having to conduct clinical trials, receiving 510(k) clearance from the FDA in 2005.
Fda receives 400 complaints about asr devices
By 2008, the FDA had received 400 complaints relating to patients who had an ASR device implanted. In the same year, a report found that 13% of patients who received an ASR hip replacement required a second hip replacement surgery. Evidence of genetic damage was also found in patients who had a DePuy ASR hip implant implanted.
Depuy announces worldwide recall
Despite the ASR devices being voluntarily recalled from the Australian market by DePuy in 2009 (due to data from the Australian Medical Device Registry showing a higher than expected failure rate of the hip replacement devices), the worldwide recall didn’t come until August 2010. The company claimed the Australia recall was due to poor sales.By the time the DePuy ASR hip recall took place, 93,000 DePuy hip replacement surgeries had been performed worldwide.Subsequent lawsuits relating to the recall of the DePuy ASR devices claim that DePuy Orthopedics knew the replacement hips were defective for many years. This is largely due to the Australian recall and the fact that in 2006, DePuy sent a letter to medical professionals warning them that the DePuy ASR replacement hips had a high rate of failure in patients of small stature, women and people with weak bones.
Johnson & johnson to pay $4 billion plus
J&J will pay out more than $4 billion in settlements to resolve 7,500 plus product liability lawsuits related to injuries from DePuy hip implants. Victims of the defective hip replacement units involved in the settlement are expected to receive an average of $300,000 each in compensation.The settlement does not prevent other victims of defective hip replacement from seeking compensation. Currently J&J faces over 10,000 additional lawsuits due to failed DePuy implants in courts across the country.