FLORIDA HIP IMPLANT LAWYERS
Johnson and Johnson subsidiary DePuy recalled the ASR Hip Replacement Systems. These systems have been
implanted in nearly 100,000 persons worldwide. The DePuy hip recall came as a result of a higher than acceptable
rate of failure requiring another hip replacement within 5 years, but additional complications have now come to light
as a result of initial findings by leading product liability lawyers.
serious or ongoing pain, swelling, loosening or even dislocation of the hip implant. Numerous DePuy ASR Hip
Replacement Systems failed prior to the DePuy hip recall, requiring those persons to undergo a second surgery.
Based upon new information, data DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. cited in its hip recall notice, over 11,500 persons with
a DePuy ASR system will suffer a failure requiring the implant to be removed and replaced with another hip implant.
If you or a family member has a Depuy hip implant claim our Florida DePuy hip recall lawyers are offering a free
consultation to anyone with a DePuy ASR.
DePuy Hip Recall Lawsuits
Hip replacement lawsuits are not new, over their history there have been all too many instances of malfunctioning
hip implants and this is especially true for the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Systems. Prior to the DePuy hip recall,
lawsuits alleged that DePuy manufactured a defective product, failed to warn patients and doctors of problems with
the implant and negligence in designing, manufacturing and selling the product.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson and Johnson for some of their metal
to metal hip implants.
A recent Wall Street Journal news story has suggested Johnson & Johnson may be the next
large company facing a mass of lawsuits, much like the lawsuits against Toyota and BP last
The suits are filed in state and federal courts and accuse the device-maker of knowing
about problems with its hip joints before stopping production in 2009. J&J and its
subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics, recalled the hip devices in fall 2010.
An analyst from Wells Fargo cited in the report said the litigation could expose J&J to at
least $1 billion in potential liability and costs. Some lawyers are pushing for class-
action status to combine all the complaints into a single suit.
A DePuy spokesperson has said J&J put aside approximately $280 million to cover surgeries
and medical care for patients with recalled hip joints. It has also increased its reserves
for product-liability costs by $570 million.
Read the full Wall Street Journal report on Johnson & Johnson and its recalled hip
2011 THE BODIFORD LAW GROUP
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Kissimmee Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Melbourne, Tampa, Tallahassee, Miami, Panama City, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, Brevard
County, Volusia County, Flagler County, Alachua County and people injured on 1-95, I-75, and I-4.
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