DePuy Now Settling Claims and Lawsuits for Those Who Sustained Injuries as a Result of Metal Upon Metal Hip System Implants
The DePuy ASR hip replacement system was described in marketing literature as “high performance metal upon metal bearings” which touted reduced wear as one of the product’s main benefits over competing products. Unfortunately, many individuals who received implants of the DePuy ASR hip replacement device suffered significant injury and problems when the acetabular components failed to properly affix to the patient’s bones and the implants generated excessive metal debris resulting oftentimes in pain and burning in the hips and surrounding areas of recipients.
Many of the defective DePuy ASR implant patients were required to have a secondary revision surgery to remove the implants due to immune reactions to metal debris or shavings in the body resulting from the metal upon metal bearings. Some of the symptoms experienced by DePuy implant patients included abnormal fluid and necrotic tissue as well as infected bones secondary to matalosis, a disease that destroys tissue surrounding the artificial joint. Many individuals sustained foreign body reactions reducing an extraordinary amount of pain.