History of the DePuy Hip Implants
DePuy is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Unfortunately, this company has been involved in major litigation lawsuits before. In 2013, the company settled thousands of claims for millions of dollars. In that case, thousands of patients required a corrective hip surgery after suffering adverse side effects following the initial hip implant surgery. In 2013, a total of 13 percent of individuals who received a DePuy ASR implant were forced to undergo an additional hip implant surgery.
The Adverse Side Effects of DePuy Hip Implants
In recent years, researchers have discovered the numerous side effects that are now associated with DePuy hip implants. These side effects have also revealed themselves through the numerous complaints that patients have. Some of the adverse side effects of DePuy hip implants include loosening of the cup, blood clots, pseudotumors, allergic reactions, throbbing pain, fatigue and internal bleeding. These are extremely serious side effects and can cause great pain to patients with DePuy ASR hip implants.
The Recall of DePuy Hip Implants
As a result of the numerous patients filing complaints against DePuy, the company has initiated a voluntary recall of its hip implant products.