In 2010, the FDA ordered the recall of the widely used Johnson & Johnson DePuy hip replacement systems (ASR XL Acetabular System and Hip Resurfacing System) after it was revealed that a significant number of these devices were defective and often required a second corrective surgery to remove the DePuy product and replace it with a new device.
Metal on metal implants by design utilize both a metal ball and a metal socket and a number of these implants are now prematurely failing at unusually high rates. When a metal on metal hip device fails, this can lead to metal ions being released from the implant into the blood stream which cause a number of serious injuries, including; severe pain, infection, difficulty walking, pseudo tumors, and almost always requires revision surgery.
If you or a loved one received a Metal on Metal Hip Implant and suffered:
- Elevated Chromium levels in blood
- Elevated Cobalt levels in blood
- Original hip implant was replaced
- Original hip implant needs to be replaced
You may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer.
Contact Knightline Legal today to speak with an experienced attorney to determine if you may qualify. There are time deadlines to file a claim so don’t wait – act now.