DePuy Metal Hip Recall Lawsuits: Update
DePuy recalled its ASR hip implants in 2010 after nearly 40,000 US patients had the devices surgically implanted. Lieff Cabraser represents hip replacement patients who received defective metal hip implants in lawsuits against DePuy and J&J to obtain just compensation for their pain, suffering, lost wages, and other losses.
DePuy and Johnson & Johnson have not accepted full legal responsibility for the alleged defects and failure of their metal-on-metal hip implants. On March 8, 2013, in the first trial involving the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, a California jury returned an $8.3 million verdict in favor of a Montana patient who was forced to undergo revision surgery to remove his defective DePuy implant.
Data from a registry of patients in the UK indicates that up to 50% of patients implanted with the defective DePuy ASR hip implant may be forced to undergo revision surgery within six years of their original hip replacement surgery.
Why the DePuy metal ASR and Pinnacle Hip Implants Are Failing
Contact Lieff Cabraser
If you or a family member are experiencing problems with your defective DePuy metal hip implant (the ASR or Pinnacle hip with the Ultamet (metal) liner) or have been told your artificial hip must be replaced, please use the form below to contact an experienced Lieff Cabraser personal injury attorney or call us toll-free at 1 800-541-7358 and ask to speak to attorney Lexi J. Hazam.