On August 26, 2010, Depuy Orthopaedics (subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) shocked their consumers with a recall of their ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Over the past decade, many consumers have grown a sickly understanding that many of the products they use were not built with their best interest in mind, but that they were, in fact, built haphazardly with little regard for consumer safety.

What has caused such a stir in this particular case of negligence is that Johnson & Johnson has been a brand trusted since its conception, known for making products that consumers can trust to use for themselves and on their children without a second thought. As times change, we see brands change, and notice with our own eyes the transformation from tried and trusted to negligent and careless.

What Makes These Devices a Defective Product?

For a number of years, studies have indicated that these devices were indeed product defects, but it took an overwhelming amount of confirming data to spur action from its manufacturers. At this point, 93,000 recipients across the globe have been informed that their Depuy hip replacement implants are dangerously defective, having shown a tendency to naturally disassemble resulting in a deposit of metal fragments in a person’s blood stream, as well as bone fracturing around the implant. The pain and suffering inflicted on those implanted with this device have helped make this one of the biggest products liability cases of 2011 and has been characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Inflammation
  • Tumors
  • Difficulty Walking
  • Metallosis

Some patients are still unaware that they have been implanted with one of these defective hip devices. If you or a loved one has been implanted with one of these devices, make sure to contact your personal care physician immediately, you will not be able to access the extent, or lack thereof, of your damage without a full and complete evaluation of your doctor. Then speak with an experienced defective depuy hip attorney to receive compensation for your injuries.

Depuy Hip Attorneys in Los Angeles

The suffering caused by these defective hip devices has surpassed what most could have possibly imagined. Johnson and Johnson was a brand that had previously been trusted, but the last few years have exposed multiple defective products, and have changed the minds of countless consumers all across the globe. If you or a loved one needs to pursue compensation from these manufacturing giants, you will need attorneys who have been tried and tested against the biggest companies, and have a history of putting negligent manufacturers in their place. Contact a BISNAR | CHASE Depuy hip lawyer in Los Angeles today for a free professional evaluation of your case, by lawyers who have a history of client satisfaction and success.

BISNAR | CHASE partners, John Bisnar and Brian Chase, have shown their superior legal representation time and time again, and their results don’t lie. Brian Chase has tried over twenty jury trials and, in the last couple of years, has entered into numerous seven and eight-figure settlements. In 2004, Brian was named the Trial Lawyer of the Year, and his dedication to holding corporate America responsible for defective products has been nothing short of inspiring. If you have suffered catastrophic injuries at the hands of this negligent company you will need an attorney who consistently gets results. BISNAR | CHASE will get you from victim to victor with as little pain as possible.