People all over the country encounter the need for hip replacements due to basic wear and tear. Those in this position tend to suffer from excruciating pain on a daily basis, and a hip replacement is usually the best course of action to restore mobility and to alleviate that constant pain. One of the products that was an industry leader in terms of this market is known as the DePuy ASR hip replacement. For a time, this product sold extremely well and generated relatively positive results.
Unfortunately, reports of serious problems with this product eventually began to surface. Eventually, the number and the severity of these problems led to the need to issue a recall. If you or someone you love has been affected by this defective product, you need to seek the help of experienced DePuy ASR hip replacement lawyers. Below is a brief overview of this troubling issue.
The DePuy ASR hip replacement implant is a contraption that’s mechanical in nature. When people needed a new hip, this product was chosen commonly and it was implanted into the patient’s body. Over time, these implanted parts were supposed to mesh naturally with the tissue that surrounds the hip socket and they were also supposed to function much like any normal, natural hip joint.
Unfortunately, serious problems with this product soon began to arise in thousands of patients. Specifically, patients began to experience the same type of intense pain and lack of mobility that they had suffered from before getting a hip replacement implant. It was soon discovered that many of these parts and products were failing to perform properly, with some estimates indicating that as many as 20 percent of these products were not functioning properly.
As a result of this nationwide issue, as many as 93,000 people could encounter a need for corrective surgery. This surgery will remove the DePuy ASR hip replacement implant system and replace it with something else. Unfortunately, when people undergo this surgical revision, the risk of suffering from dislocations and other serious injuries rises significantly. Those who are in this position also suffer the pain, suffering and expense of an additional surgery.
Based on the growing number of reports with this product, DePuy ultimately decided to initiate a recall of it in August of 2010. However, that does not help the thousands of people who still have this product implanted into their bodies, many of whom will likely need an additional replacement before long.
If you are depending on this product to serve as your hip, you need to be wary of the risks. If you have suffered as a result of this defective product, you need to seek the help of DePuy ASR hip replacement lawyers who have a long history of holding corporations accountable for the harm they have inflicted on consumers. Contact Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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