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2013 – DePuy ASR found six times as likely to fail as other metal-on-metal hip replacements

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DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implants are frequently associated with premature device failure requiring revision (this prompted the recall of the ASR/ASRXL models in 2010) and femoral fracture.  Much of the more recent research deals with the ASR complication of metal dissemination – the wearing off of tiny metal particles from the implants that enter the blood and cause a variety of complications such as kidney and liver damage, severe skin irritation, pseudotumors, and increased cancer mortality, but other articles demonstrating ASR risks are also currently being published.

In a 2013 edition of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, DC Huang et al. focused their research on revision rates for several commonly-used metal-on-metal hip replacement systems, and found that “The recalled DePuy ASR™ implant was six times as likely to be revised as other MOM THAs.” (For clarity, MOM stands for metal-on-metal, and THA stands for total hip arthroplasty, or total hip replacement.)

Due to the fact that many people have entered into hip replacement surgery using DePuy ASR hip implants unaware of the revision (replacement) rate associated with the ASR, a number of DePuy ASR lawsuits are currently being filed.  If you or a loved one used a DePuy ASR hip replacement and you suffered premature device failure or another ASR complication, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your injury: it is becoming abundantly clear that DePuy knew (or should have known) of the high revision rates associated with their products but failed to act.

For a free, no-obligation case consultation, contact our team of DePuy ASR lawyers at the information provided below.  We have the skills, resources, and experience required to win the justice you deserve.  Call today and see how we can help!

(855)  452 – 5529

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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.