Mississippi DePuy Hip Implant Lawyer

A Mississippi DePuy hip implant lawyer is the legal professional that you can turn to if you're concerned about the hip implants that have been recalled — although thousands of people are living with the implants. The specific models are the ASR™ ("Articular Surface Replacement ") XL Modular Acetabular Hip System and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System, both of which were manufactured and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics, an Indiana-based corporation that is part of the healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson.

Hip Implant Failures

Although hip replacement surgery is generally expected to be unsuccessful in a small percentage of patients — five percent is the acceptable failure rate of hip implants over a five-year period — the failure rate of the two recalled DePuy hip implants has been estimated as 13 percent, an unacceptably high rate.

Having a hip replaced is a very serious matter, and when an individual has a new artificial hip implanted, he or she is hoping that the implant will be durable, effective, and most of all, safe. Unfortunately, the DePuy ASR™ hip implants (given to at least 40,000 patients in the U.S.) are failing, necessitating further surgery to remove and/or replace the implants.

Signs and Symptoms of Hip Implant Failure

The signs and symptoms of hip implant failure include:

  • severe pain
  • stiffness and swelling
  • popping and grinding sensations
  • loss of ability to walk, stand, or even sit comfortably for long

The DePuy ASR™ hip implants were in use from 2003 onward, and if you suspect or know that your hip implant was one of the two recalled devices, you should be vigilant about such symptoms of implant failure.

Talk with a Mississippi Hip Implant Lawyer

Even if you're not experiencing symptoms of implant failure, it's a good idea to speak with a lawyer in a free consultation. Mississippi residents can discuss their concerns about the DePuy recall with one of our Mississippi hip implant attorneys in a free consultation. To learn more, please contact us today.

DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Information

DePuyHipImplantRecall.org intends to provide patients with up-to-date information about the recent DePuy hip implant recalls. For more information, please select from the following:

Depuy Hip Implant News

FDA Discusses the Safety of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held an advisory meeting last month to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants.... read more

Almost Half of DePuy's Hip Implants Will Fail, Say U.K. Surgeons

The failure rate of the recalled DePuy hip replacement systems ranges from 21 percent after 4 years to 49 percent after... read more

DePuy Orthopaedics President to Resign

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced the resignation of David Floyd, president of DePuy Orthopaedics in March 2011. DePuy is a part... read more

New Registry Intends to Identify Hip Replacement Problems Early

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is working on launching a registry to keep track of hip and knee implant... read more

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against DePuy

A class action lawsuit has been filed against DePuy Orthopaedics for its faulty hip implants. The two implant systems are the... read more

Thirteen in Illinois and Indiana Sue DePuy for Hip Implant Failure

Thirteen persons from Illinois and Indiana have filed a lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics for needing additional surgery after their hip implants... read more

Depuy Hip Recall Lawyers