Go to navigation Go to content
Toll-Free: 800-752-0042
Phone: 252-203-0066
Shapiro & Appleton

Defective Hip Implants Sold Even After Dangers to Patients Became Apparent

Comments (0)

Depuy Hip Personal Injury AttorneyNew York Times investigation revealed that that parent company Johnson & Johnson chose to sell defective DePuy ASR hip implants even after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised concerns about the device in 2009. The FDA initially approved the device in 2005 without requiring safety data on use of the metal-on-metal implants in humans.

Two years later, the FDA refused to continue to approve the device after studies showed the hip implant failed prematurely in a high percentage of patients. Many patients needed to have the DePuy devices removed and replaced.  It took a full year after the FDA warned Johnson & Johnson about the dangers associated with the device for the product to be pulled from the market, and an estimated 93,000 patients around the world received the defective artificial hips. All DePuy ASR hip implants have since been recalled.

This irresponsibility is shocking. Johnson & Johnson knowingly sold a defective, dangerous device even after the FDA warned the company about problems. As consumers, we expect the products we use to be tested for our safety. Knowing that the DePuy hip implants were never even tested on humans before being placed on the market makes it even worse.

Whether or not you’ve had problems with your DePuy hip implant, consult with an attorney as soon as possible. You may be eligible for compensation. Our Norfolk, Virginia (VA), medical malpractice attorneys have the expertise and experience necessary to handle your case.

Richard N. Shapiro
North Carolina Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Rated as a Best Lawyer for Injury Law
Be the first to comment!

Post a Comment

To reply to this message, enter your reply in the box labeled "Message", hit "Post Message."

Name:*

Email:* (will not be published)

Message:*

Notify me of follow-up comments via email.

Avvo The Best lawyers in America Super lawyers Best Law Firms US News Verdicts and Settlements AV LexisNexis

Live Chat