Earlier this month it was revealed in an extensive New York Times article by Barry Meier that newly disclosed court records pertaining to the 2010 Johnson & Johnson hip implant recall indicate that Johnson & Johnson did not reveal their internal analysis regarding the potential early failure rate of their all-metal hip implant device.
The first of many lawsuits filed against the company are now going to court as thousands of patients who received implants may now be facing costly and painful additional replacement procedures. The article addresses the implant’s metal hip cup design the Food and Drug Administration concerns regarding “high concentration of metal ions.” A high level of reports of premature failure of the device, over 300, received by the FDA, compared to competing implants, prompted the initial recall.
Based on the number of patients who had undergone device replacement at the time of the initial recall, it was estimated by DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, that 37 percent of patients who received it initially, may need replacement.
If you or someone you know has had hip replacement surgery, you should be aware of the details surrounding this hip implant recall. If you have undergone a procedure and are facing another painful replacement Okun, Oddo and Babat handles medical and medical device litigation and we can expertly evaluate your circumstances and protect your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Affected patients may be entitled to compensation for injuries they have suffered as a result of the failed DePuy ASR implants.
At Okun, Oddo & Babat, we know the medical device industry and the status of cases filed against various manufacturers. Our attorneys have the experience to determine liability and obtain the maximum compensation for victims of medical device failure. We are committed to holding the drug companies to their obligation to warn about the known risks of their products. Contact us for an appointment.