On August 26, 2010 DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. announced a recall of 93,000 hip replacement systems due to a higher than expected number of people experiencing pain and swelling so severe that a second hip replacement surgery became necessary. DePuy Hip Replacement lawsuit are being filed for patients nationwide who are affected by the recall. The hip replacements have been found to fail at a very high rate and often results in the patient needing to have the device removed and replaced in a revision surgery.
So, if you have had a hip replacement since 2003 and are experiencing pain, then you are being urged to contact your orthopedic surgeons or the hospital where the hip surgery took place to find out if the DePuy ASR Hip was used in the hip replacement surgery. If the answer is YES and you are suffering from this defective DePuy Hip Implant, you may be eligible for compensation due to the defective DePuy ASR hip replacement. Past and future pain, suffering, medical bills, lost earnings, and disfigurement are among the damages that you may be entitled to recover.