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Another Lawsuit Joins DePuy ASR Hip Implant Multidistrict Litigation

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The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP, which continues to work to protect the rights of victims injured by defective drugs and medical devices, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division on behalf of a man who suffered adverse effects due to the DePuy ASR hip implant. The lawsuit joins the multidistrict litigation against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., DePuy Inc, DePuy International Limited, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson International.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was implanted with the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement device in September 2006, after which, he experienced complications including pain and snapping and popping. The lawsuit says that the plaintiff could not have known that his injuries were due to the defects of the metal-on-metal DePuy ASR device until the implant was recalled in August 2010.

The DePuy ASR hip device was recalled after an abnormally high failure rate was cited by the Nation Joint Registry of England and Wales. Recent studies have found the failure rate might even be higher than the first estimates of 1 in 8.  The ASR device is also believed to cause a serious condition known as metallosis, which occurs when the metal component rub together and cause metal ions to be shed into the blood stream.

The lawsuit seeks punitive and compensatory damages for pain suffering and emotional distress.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Another Lawsuit Joins DePuy ASR Hip Implant Multidistrict Litigation was posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 at 8:52 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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