Currently, there are three defective hip implants that have been recalled by the manufacturer. There are myriad others that may potentially be recalled in the coming months including Pinnacle and many others. Therefore, it is important to have your case evaluated by an attorney no matter what if you are experiencing and adverse effects from a hip replacement. Below are the systems currently recalled:
Hip Implant Lawsuits: J&J Depuy Orthopedics Hip Replacement Recall
Depuy Orthopedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of its hip replacement products, 1) the ASR XL Acetabular System – a hip socket used in traditional hip replacement, and 2) the ASR Hip Resurfacing System – a partial hip replacement that involves placing a metal cap on the ball of the femur, a method intended to preserve more bone.
Although the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received hundreds of consumer complaints about hip replacement failures over the past two years, Depuy (which reported profits of $5.4 billion in 2009) refused to concede that the ASR XL Acetabular System or the ASR Hip Resurfacing System were defective or recall the hip replacement products – even though numerous hip implant lawsuits have already been filed against it and medical data shows that approximately 12 – 13 percent of patients needed a second hip replacement within five years of receiving an ASR implant.
Depuy hip implant recall attorneys say that the company’s failure to institute a hip replacement recall or adequately warn hip implant patients will lead to hip implant lawsuits against it.
Hip Implant Lawsuits: Zimmer Durom Cup Recall
Similar to Depuy Orthopedics, Zimmer Inc. manufactured a hip replacement medical device known as the Durom Replacement Acetabular Components, or simply the Zimmer Durom Cup. The company, which reported sales of $4.1 billion in 2009, suspended sales of the Zimmer Durom Cup in 2008 after hundreds of hip implant patients complained that the product was defective and caused them to undergo additional hip replacement surgeries. Zimmer medical device attorneys say that Zimmer knew that its hip implants were defective years beforehand, but that they – like Depuy – also put profits over patient safety. Zimmer medical device lawsuits continue to be filed across the nation.
Hip Implant Lawsuits: Stryker Hip Implant Recall
Medical device giant, Stryker Corporation, recalled its Trident PSL and Hemispherical Acetabular Cups after numerous warning letters from the FDA about failing to establish and maintain procedures that conform to FDA guidelines or adequately address consumer complaints. Stryker defective hip implant attorneys say that Stryker, which reported sales of $6.7 billion in 2009, knew about these hip implant defects years beforehand. Stryker defective hip implant lawsuits also continue to be filed across the nation.