Injuries resulting from faulty medical devices or equipment may necessitate an Illinois defective product claim. If you have suffered injuries from a defective hip replacement implant or system, such as a DePuy ASR Hip Replacement, consulting with a Chicago defective product lawyer should be your next step.
A Chicago defective product lawyer can evaluate your case to determine if you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. He or she will also determine who may be held liable in your Illinois defective product claim.
Defective Hip Replacement System – DePuy ASR Hip Replacements
DePuy ASR Hip Replacements have been found defective due to a high rate of failure causing chronic pain. As a result, many patients have had to undergo additional surgery in order to correct the issues.
In October 2010 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement System, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
The two systems specifically recalled were the ASR XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System.
While lawsuits concerning the defective hip replacement system have begun, there are likely to be many more in the future due to growing evidence of individuals having to undergo additional treatment and testing to ensure their hip is working properly.
Some cases have required patients to endure yet another artificial hip replacement surgery. This has led to additional costs and recovery time.
Approximately 1 out of every 8 patients receiving the ASR system face additional surgery
. The defective hip replacement system could lead to muscle, nerve and bone damage around the hip.
Over time, as the metal ball and socket components rub against each other, tiny metal particles may wear off. These particles can cause problems in the fluid that collects around the muscles and joints.
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