DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Lawyer
Johnson & Johnson’s artificial joint replacement company DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. has issued a recall of two hip replacement products because of higher failure rates that necessitated second surgeries.
DePuy recalled the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System after data showed that within five years, one in eight patients needed a “revision surgery,” which is required when an artificial joint doesn’t properly fit. Serious pain and difficulty walking can result from a faulty hip replacement.
The hip implant recall affects an estimated 93,000 replacement systems and more than 29 different models of hip replacement implants.