A 2010 Medical Device Alert by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) – the equivalent of the FDA in the United States, made the following announcement regarding the safety of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement systems.
“The majority of patients implanted with MoM hip replacements have well functioning hips and are thought to be at a low risk of developing serious problems.
A small number of patients implanted with these hips may, however, develop progressive soft tissue reactions to the wear debris associated with MoM articulations. The debris can cause soft tissue necrosis and adversely affect the results of revision surgery. Early revision of poorly performing MoM hip replacements should give a better revision outcome.
Following extensive consultation with orthopaedic experts and using information from the National Joint Registry for England and Wales, the MHRA is issuing this interim advice to healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients implanted with MoM hip replacements. The MHRA is continuing to monitor the situation in consultation with orthopaedic experts and may issue further advice.”
Due to the fact that DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., the manufacturer of the recently-recalled ASR/ASRXL metal-on-metal hip replacement systems has failed time and again to warn users of the risks associated with its products, a number of DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits are currently being filed.
If you or a loved one used a metal-on-metal hip replacement system, particularly one manufactured by DePuy, and suffered premature device failure, elevated blood metal ion levels, other complications, or required revision surgery, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your undue injuries.
For a free, no-obligation case consultation, contact our team of DePuy ASR hip replacement lawyers at the information provided below. We have the skills, resources, and experience required to win the justice you deserve.
(855) 452 – 5529
Our DePuy ASR™ / ASR™ XL Hip Replacement Lawsuit Information page is a great place to start if you have any questions about DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacements.