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Recent Recall: Synthes, Inc., owned by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), issued a recall of certain lots of the DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System, also called an External Mandibular Fixator. The system consists of distractors (devices used to lengthen bones in the jaw) and a bone plate. The FDA knows of 15 people injured by the recalled products. Babies are most at risk for serious injury and wrongful death.
Urgent Note: Time is of the essence with these hip replacement cases. If you wait, you may lose your right to sue DePuy, J&J and others for compensation.
Our attorneys are representing dozens of people who had a defective DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System implanted in their bodies. Several had or are scheduled to have revision surgery.
Our lawyers have filed lawsuits against DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) on behalf of our clients. Approximately 13% of patients (1 in 8) who received a DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System needed to have revision surgery 5 years after implantation. If you are one of those people, you may have a claims against DePuy Orthopaedics, a company owned by Johnson & Johnson.
What May Have Happened to Your Hip Implant
Your hip implant is made up of ball and socket components that move against each other. These components are made of metal that wears over time and generates very small particles that can only be seen with a microscope. A small number of patients may react to these particles, causing fluid to collect in the joint and in the muscles around the joint. While this condition may initially be painless, if left untreated, this reaction may cause pain and swelling around the joint and could cause permanent damage to the muscles, bones, and nerves around the hip.
To determine if there is a problem with your total hip replacement, a number of tests may have to be done, including the following:
- Radiographic evaluation
- Testing for cobalt and chromium ion levels
- MRI or ultrasound
If either metal ion concentration is above 7 parts per billion (ppb), additional testing may be necessary. If MRI or ultrasound scan reveals soft tissue reactions, fluid collections or tissue masses, then you may need revision surgery.
DePuy Lawsuit to Compensate Victims for Revision Surgery
Revision surgery replaces the defective hip replacement system. Generally, revision surgery is more difficult than first-time hip replacement surgery, and the outcome is not as good. This needs to be taken into account when determining how much money you should seek to compensate you for the following:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Earnings
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of Quality of Life
You can call 1-888-377-8900 to contact our lawyers for your free case review and find out if you can still sue.