A woman in Texas has filed a personal injury lawsuit against DePuy Orthopedics Inc., and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson Inc., after she was injured by an allegedly defective hip implant.
Estella M. Wahl underwent hip replacement surgery in 2007 and received a DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Soon after the surgery Wahl began to experience excruciating pain that hindered her ability to perform basic physical motions over three years until she underwent two revision surgeries in 2010. In August, DePuy announced a worldwide recall of the ASR XL Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Modular Acetabular Cup System. Both devices include a metal-on-metal mechanism which can create debris inside the body.
Wahl's attorney, Wendy R. Fleishman, explained the lawsuit: "Mrs. Wahl's DePuy ASR implant was defective, as alleged in the complaint, it had a design flaw," Fleishman said. "Publicly available data shows that Mrs. Wahl's problems were common among patients who had been implanted with the DePuy ASR. Too many patients implatned with the DePuy ASR have experienced loosening and failures of their implant, requiring revision surgeries."
For more information on the DePuy recall, please contact a Wausau product liablity lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.