More than two years after the FDA first received complaints about the defective hip implants made by Johnson and Johnson’s DePuy Orthopeadics they have finally been recalled. As a Florida defective hip implant lawyer, I am astonished that it took so long.
This is nothing new for Johnson and Johnson, the proud makers of the recalled Liquid Children’s Tylenol, Acuvue contact lenses and an illegally marketed and unapproved medical device called the Corail Hip System.
The recalled hip implants are the ASR XL Acetabular System (hip socket replacement) and the ASR Hip Resurfacing Systyem (placement of a metal cap on the ball of the femur).
Our Miami Hip Implant Lawyers advise our clients who are considering a hip replacement surgery to seriously consider options other than the DePuy products. Those patients who have undergone hip replacement surgery using a DePuy replacement product should immediately contact their surgeon for an evaluation.