Once implanted, medical prosthesis become a part of our body. Those who need these devices have the right to trust that they will perform properly and not cause them further harm. For patients of DePuy ASR XL acetabular system, this trust was shattered when DePuy issued a broad recall of its ASR XL and ASR hip systems. These products have been associated with an unreasonably high failure rate and metal shedding where metal particles come off of the implant and can damage soft tissue in the body.
Susan E. Loggans & Associates is fighting for the rights of consumers that have been betrayed by this product. In one case, the client had a revision surgery during which it was discovered the metal caused the tissue surrounding the implant to turn green. The short and long term risks to patients with this device are profound and range from organ failure to tissue death in the area of the implant. If you have been injured by the failure of an implanted device or currently have a DePuy ASR hip replacement system in place, contact us immediately. The law may limit the time you have to file a claim for just compensation.