In August 2010, Johnson & Johnson issued a Depuy ASR recall; however, 93,000 people worldwide had already received the implant. When the Depuy ASR was recalled Johnson & Johnson indicated this metal on metal hip implant only had a 13% failure rate. But internal documents recently released as part of the lawsuit, reveals the failure rate could be as high as 37%. This is substantially higher than what consumers were previously led to believe.
There are an estimated 500,000 recipients of metal on metal hip implants in the United States. Due to metal being released into the blood stream and causing tissue damage as well as damage to organs and bones, all metal on metal hip implant recipients should get their blood tested for cobalt and chromium levels and call Law Offices of Lisa Douglas sat 501-798-0004 should they have any questions.
If you have experienced any pain or decreased hip function approximately 3 or more months after your metal on metal hip implant surgery, you should follow up immediately with your doctor.
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