The DePuy ASR hip recall continues to affect thousands of individuals as we reach the two-year anniversary of the recall. As we previously reported, on August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, issued a worldwide recall of its metal-on-metal ASR hip implant devices.
According to Johnson & Johnson, the DePuy ASR hip recall was issued after data from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales revealed that one out of every eight patients (12%-13%) who received the metal-on-metal ASR hip implants had to undergo revision surgery within only five years of implantation. However, Bloomberg news recently reported that studies suggest that, the DePuy ASR XL hip replacement, one of the implants subject to the recall, has closer to a 49% failure rate after six years. This means that half of the individuals who received this recalled DePuy ASR hip are likely to need revision surgery within six years.
If you have had a hip replacement, which used the DePuy ASR or DePuy Pinnacle devices, you can contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort Attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against the DePuy manufactures.