The folllowing is critical information if you or a loved one has been injured by a hip replacement from the Depuy or Stryker Corporations.
Depuy Hip Replacement Recall
Hip implants manufactured between 2003 and 2010 by DePuy Orthopedics, Inc, a subdivision of Johnson & Johnson, have been found to be defective. DePuy sold over 40,000 implants in the U.S. during this time and at least 13% of these implants have failed. The defective hip implants can cause fractures, dislocation, infections and metal poisoning from metal debris being released into the tissue surrounding the hip and into the blood stream.
DePuy announced a recall in September 2010 of the following hip systems:
â€¢ DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System
â€¢ DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System
Stryker Hip Replacement Recall
In January 2008 Stryker Corporation was urged to recall their Trident PSL and Hemispherical Acetabular hip replacement cups. The Food and Drug Administration had conducted an investigation on their manufacturing facilities and found unsuitable bacterial contamination amidst the product production.
This contamination led to documented cases of unnecessary pain and suffering on the part of patients and even premature cup squeaking and fracturing.
Stryker cup fracturing often led to difficulty in follow up procedures as doctors attempted to remove the faulty device and implant a better product.
Patients who have received the recalled implants may be experiencing the following symptoms:
â€¢ Difficulty walking
These symptoms are typical after hip surgery, however, if they continue, it may mean that the hip is defective and needs to be replaced.
If you or a loved one received a DePuy or Stryker hip replacement system between 2003-2010, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your rights and options regarding DePuy hip replacements contact the Hayes Firm today for your free lawyer consultation. Please feel free to contact us online or call 1-800-603-6833. All consultations are free of charge and will be answered as soon as possible.