DePuy Orthopadedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has issued a worldwide recall of it's ASRTM Acetabular System for Total Hip Replacement, after determining that these hip implants may fail at an alarming rate.
The "metal-on-metal" composition of these implants can release particles into the patient potentially causing serious and painful reactions-sometimes requiring complete revision surgery.
Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson has been seeking medical releases from Recipients so that their claim adjustors can speak with you directly and possibly take down statements without your having counsel present. This is an unwise action for any recipient of these defective devices.
Having a defective hip implant in your body clearly demands having your own lawyer. You must be very cautious with dealing with the manufacturer or its representatives without proper legal representation.
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The United States has poor record keeping for the tracking of Implants and their long term success. But in Australia national records have shown an alarming statistic - the Wright Profemur Z hip had a failure rate of well-over 11 percent percent at three years.. The history of Hip Implants has not been great. The FDA created a website specifically to track recalls and warnings related to problems with a number of manufacturers. Now the Wright Profemur Z Hip is also a cause for concern.
The Wright Profemur Total Hip System is designed with an adjustable femoral neck. The neck can bend and were designed to be modular to allow adjustments for leg length. However, it appears that the Wright Profemur neck may be prone to fracture, break, degrade, fret and ultimately fail. An alarming number of individuals have had the Femoral Stem/Neck snap and break during normal activities of daily life. This can lead to debilitating injuries and require risky hip revision surgery to remove the defective hip implant and replace it.
If you or a loved one have had a Wright Hip Implant within the last three years and have suffered hip pain, or perhaps have already been forced to undergo replacement surgery, we are here to help.
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