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DePuy ASR Hip Replacements

Hipbone

Atlanta Lawyers Cash, Krugler & Fredericks, are actively pursuing cases involving DePuy Orthopedics ASR hip replacements which have been recalled as a result of unusually high failure rates. The ASR (Articular Surface Replacement) hip manufactured by DePuy Orthopedics was defectively designed and manufactured, and the evidence is mounting that DePuy knew about these problems for years before issuing the recall.

The ASR implant is metal-on-metal prosthetic that was designed and manufactured by DePuy Orthopedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson. For years, DePuy received complaints from physicians and patients about unusually high failure rates and other complications associated with the ASR implant. Despite these reports, DePuy continued to market and sell the ASR hip in the U.S. and insisted that the hip implants were safe. Those statements were simply untrue.

While the ASR hip was marketed as being safe and was designed to last 15 years or more, it soon became clear that problems existed. Patients who have had the ASR hip implanted are now at serious risk and may experience intractable pain as well as damage or death to tissue, muscle, nerves and bone. Reports have also shown that patients with the ASR hip may be exposed to toxic levels of cobalt and chromium in the bloodstream, a condition that has been linked to cancer.

DePuy Orthopedics has recently begun approaching patients to request copies of their medical records. Before speaking with anyone at DePuy, it is vitally important that you contact an attorney so that you may protect your rights.

If you or a family member has been injured by the DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL Acetabular Head System or ASR Hip Resurfacing System please feel free to use our Online Consultation Formemail us or call our Atlanta Lawyers at (404) 659-1710 to discuss your case.

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