DePuy Orthopaedics, has issued a voluntary recall of two of their hip replacement systems, the ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Studies found that many patients who received these DePuy hip implants suffer from symptoms including pain, popping swelling, grinding, difficulty walking, elevated levels of Cobalt and Chromium in their blood streams, fluid-filled cysts under the skin, infection, bone fracture, soft tissue necrosis, bone fractures and have to undergo a revision surgery to correct painful issues with the implants.
These symptoms are caused by design flaws in the hip implant systems. When the implant becomes loosened from the bone, pain can occur. Symptoms may also arise when the implant becomes dislocated or fractured. Some ASR patients do not currently have any symptoms; however, they may have symptoms in the future.
If you have received a hip replacement using one of these hip replacement systems please contact the law firm of Goldberg Simpson, LLC. You may have a claim and we would be happy to assist you.