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DePuy ASR Hip Recall: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on New Study Which Found Revision Rates Continue to Increase, Two Years after DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall

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New York, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2013

As DePuy ASR lawsuits continue to move through the courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a new study has found revision rates associated with the Articular Surface Replacement XL system continue to rise, two years after the DePuy ASR hip replacement recall was announced. The study, which was presented at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, looked at repeat surgeries among patients who received the ASR hip at one facility in 2006 and 2009. At 3-years of follow-up, 19% of ASR patients had undergone revision surgery to replace their implant, according to the study abstract. By 4-years, the revision rate had risen to 24%, with almost half of the women who'd received the new hip requiring repeat surgery. The facility where the study was conducted terminated use of the hip 18 months before the DePuy ASR hip recall was announced in August 2010. By that time, 359 ASR hips had been implanted in 314 patients.*

“The study’s findings really aren’t that surprising given the revision rates we are seeing in our own clients. We continue to hear from patients affected by the DePuy ASR hip replacement recall who have allegedly suffered failure of their implant. What this research indicates is that many more ASR hip recipients could still be at risk for premature failure of their device,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The firm is actively filing DePuy ASR lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered metallosis, early device failure and other complications related to the DePuy ASR hip recall.

DePuy ASR Lawsuits
The ASR is a metal-on-metal hip implant in which the ball and cup are made from a chromium-cobalt alloy. The DePuy ASR hip recall was announced after the hips were found to be failing at an unacceptably high rate. Since then, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit have been named in more than 10,000 lawsuits stemming from the recall, most of which are filed in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197) Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively filing claims in this litigation.

On March 8th, the jury hearing arguments in the nation’s first trial involving a DePuy ASR hip lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, awarding him $8.3 million in damages. (Kransky v. DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County (Los Angeles))    A second trial involving the ASR began earlier this month in Illinois’ Cook County Circuit Court. According to Bloomberg, the Plaintiff’s attorney alleged during opening statements that DePuy Orthopaedics knew two years before the metal-on-metal hip replacement was recalled that the ASR was flawed, and that metal particles shed from the hip could cause tissue death and the need for revision surgery.**

Individuals who allegedly suffered serious complications related to the DePuy ASR recall may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. A wealth of information about filing a DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuit is available on Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, For additional information, please contact one of our attorneys by calling 877-779-1414.


About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products.
The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

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