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DePuy Metal Hip Recall, Lawsuits & Proposed Settlement: May 2015 Update

The DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing system hip are all-metal, also called metal-on-metal, artificial hip implants. Nearly 40,000 patients in the U.S. received the DePuy ASR implant from August 2005 through August 2010, when DePuy, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, recalled the device.

The enrollment deadline for the second round of the DePuy ASR Hip Settlement Program has been announced. Individuals who received the DePuy ASR hip implant device revision surgeries between August 31st, 2013 and January 31st, 2015 are eligible to participate in the Settlement Program and have until May 1st, 2015 to submit their claims. Those who qualify to participate in round two of the Settlement Program will need to file various forms as well as medical records to validate their claims. This notice will be updated as additional information becomes available.

DePuy also manufactured metal-on-metal hip implants sold under the brand name Pinnacle hip with a metal liner (called the Ultamet metal liner). In many patients, the metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle hip implant has failed. DePuy has not recalled its Pinnacle hip replacement implant.

Note: Patients with failing Stryker Corporation Rejuvenate or ABG II hip replacement systems should visit our Stryker Hip Systems Recall page for information about Stryker hip injury lawsuits and your legal rights.

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

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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.

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