The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed two lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of two patients allegedly harmed by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc’s ASR hip implants.
The first lawsuit, filed on behalf of a Virginia man, claims that he had both hips replaced with the ASR hip device, one in January 2008, and the other in June 2008, and that he was forced to undergo revision surgery of his left ASR hip implant in February 2012, and his right ASR in March 2012. The lawsuit alleges the man suffered personal injuries including nerve damage, pain, and metallosis resulting in high chromium and cobalt levels in this blood.
The second lawsuit, filed on behalf of a Georgia woman, says she received a DePuy ASR hip implant in November 2007, and that because of pain and elevated cobalt and chromium levels in her blood, she had to have the implant removed in September 2011. The lawsuit says that she suffered personal and economic injuries.
According to Parker Waichman LLP, the metal-on-metal ASR hip replacement device was recalled from the market in 2010, after the National Joint Registry of England and Wales reported that 1 out of every 8 patients would have to undergo revision surgery within five years of implanting.