J&J Knew 40% of Hip Implants Would Fail
Newly released court documents indicate that Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy unit, maker of the recalled ASR metal-on-metal hip implant, knew of the hip device’s 40% failure rate in 2011, even as the company publicly downplayed similar findings from outside studies.
The implant has already failed in thousands of patients and is likely to fail in thousands more, this new evidence suggests.
DePuy ASR Hip Implant Has High Failure Rate
The ASR is a metal-on-metal hip implant. Implants in this class were once thought to be longer-lasting alternatives to traditional hip implants; however, it was soon apparent that the metal-on-metal design was prone to grinding which can release metal particles into the patient’s blood and cause serious damage internal organs and bones.
Traditional metal and plastic hip implants typically last 15 years, with a failure rate of 1%-5% during that time. Comparatively, the metal-on-metal implants have an estimated failure rate of 37% within the first 5 years.
Injuries Associated with ASR Hip Implants
- Problems Walking
- Loosening of the Implant
- Hip Fractures
- Implant Dislocation
- Device Failure
- Revision Surgery
Thousands of J&J Hip Recall Lawsuit Go to Trial
- There have been an estimated 10,000 lawsuits filed against DePuy over the defective ASR hip implant.
- 7,000 cases have been consolidated in Ohio federal court.
- 2,000 cases were consolidated in California state court.
- This week, the first of the DePuy ASR lawsuits go to trial in California.
Contact an Experienced DePuy Hip Recall Attorney
More than 10,000 lawsuits have already been filed by patients who received DePuy’s defective ASR metal-on-metal hip implants.
Your choice does matter. Thomas J. Henry is experienced in handling defective hip implant cases and will represent DePuy ASR patients nationwide in claims against the manufacturer. If you or a loved one have a Johnson & Johnson DePuy Hip Implant and required a revision or second surgery, contact our offices immediately. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.