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Texas Lawsuit Filed against DePuy ASR Hip Implant over Metal Ion Levels and Complications

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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, Western Division on behalf of a Texas man who says he suffered fatigue, pain, and elevated levels of metal ions, as well as risky revision surgery due to the DePuy ASR hip implant. The lawsuit names DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., DePuy Inc., DePuy International Limited, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Services Inc., and Johnson & Johnson International, as defendants. The lawsuit joins many others consolidated in multidistrict litigation.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was implanted with a DePuy ASR him device in February 2010, which caused him to experience pain, fatigue, and elevated cobalt and chromium levels. The plaintiff had to undergo risky revision surgery last December to have the defective device removed, the complaint said.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiff said he could not have known that the adverse effects were related to the metal-on-metal hip device until DePuy recalled the device globally in August 2010. The plaintiff also said that he could not have known about his elevated cobalt and chromium levels until he received the results of his blood screening.

The lawsuit seeks compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and punitive damages for economic loss, loss of service and loss of consortium.

 

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Texas Lawsuit Filed against DePuy ASR Hip Implant over Metal Ion Levels and Complications was posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 8:40 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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