FORT WORTH, Texas, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Eight cases were
filed yesterday by the Law Offices of John David Hart on behalf of
plaintiffs whose DePuy ASR Acetabular Hip Replacement Systems have
been recalled. The cases were filed on behalf of Linda Sue
and Richard Hall, Holt and Suzanne Atherton, Donald and Kay David,
Arthur and Constantina Angelo, Doris Campbell, Marjorie Whittemore,
Darshita and Rashmikant Bhakta and Daniel Weinberger against DePuy
Orthopaedics, Inc., DePuy Inc., DePuy International, Ltd., Johnson
& Johnson, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. and
Johnson & Johnson International, Inc. in the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. John David Hart
is the attorney representing each of these plaintiffs.
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson and Johnson,
Inc., recalled its ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Systems on
August 24, 2010. DePuy identified reasons for the failure of
the devices as component loosening, malalignment, infection,
fracture of the bone, dislocation, metal sensitivity and pain.
The DePuy ASR has also been associated with increased metal
ion levels in the blood. Recent information published by the
British Orthopaedic Association indicated that failure rates at six
years may be as high as 49%.
“The number of people affected by this unsafe device continues
to grow,” said attorney John David Hart. “According to recent
studies, the failure rate of the DePuy ASR increases as the device
ages. Unfortunately, many patients will experience failure of
their ASR device in the future. Each state has specific
statutes of limitations defining the time periods for filing these
types of cases. These deadlines are extremely important.
All patients with an ASR device should seek legal advice
regarding the applicable statute of limitations and their
individual claims to ensure that their legal rights are