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Another Lawsuit Filed Against DePuy ASR Hip Replacements

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The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against DePuy Orthopaedics and parent company Johnson & Johnson alleging the metal-on-metal ASR hip replacement device caused the California plaintiff serious injury.

According to the lawsuit, the 43-year-old plaintiff was implanted with a DePuy ASR Hip replacement device on October 12, 2009, and has since suffered loss of mobility and extreme pain.

The lawsuit says that DePuy issued a worldwide recall of the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR Acetabular System in 2010 after the National Joint Registry of England and Wales published data showing that one in eight ASR recipients had to undergo revision surgery within five years of implantation.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is in the process of conducting a safety review of all metal-on-metal hip replacement devices currently on the market as evidence continues to show the devices fail prematurely and present long-term health problems, including dangerously high levels of metal debris, as well as local bone and tissue reactions.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Another Lawsuit Filed Against DePuy ASR Hip Replacements was posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 7:17 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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