In 2010, the FDA ordered the recall of the widely used Johnson & Johnson DePuy hip replacement systems (ASR XL Acetabular System and Hip Resurfacing System) after it was revealed that a significant number of these devices were defective and often required a second corrective surgery to remove the DePuy product and replace it with a new device.
Metal on metal implants by design utilize both a metal ball and a metal socket and a number of these implants are now prematurely failing at unusually high rates. When a metal on metal hip device fails, this can lead to metal ions being released from the implant into the blood stream which cause a number of serious injuries, including; severe pain, infection, difficulty walking, pseudo tumors, and almost always requires revision surgery.
If you or a loved one received a Metal on Metal Hip Implant and suffered:
You may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer.
There are time deadlines to file a claim so don’t wait – act now.
Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor's advice can result in injury or death.
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