Archive for August, 2012

THE MULLIGAN LAW FIRM IS NOW EVALUATING METAL ON METAL HIP IMPLANT POTENTIAL CLAIMS

August 2012

Two Major Metal On Metal Hip Implant Types That Have Been Recalled Include:

FDA:  “A hip system may be recalled by the manufacturer for a number of reasons. If your device is recalled, this does not necessarily mean that the device needs to be removed and replaced. In some cases the recall just calls for different or more frequent monitoring. It is important to discuss the reason for the recall with your surgeon to determine the most appropriate course of action.”

Recalls Specific to Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Systems

DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System
On August 24, 2010, there was a voluntary recall of the DePuy ASR™ total hip system because of new, unpublished data from the UK joint registry indicating the revision rates within 5 years were approximately 13 percent.

Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component
On July 22, 2008, there was a voluntary recall of the Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component (”Durom Cup”) because the instructions for use/surgical technique instructions were inadequate.

If you or a loved one have either the  Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component or the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System implants, please contact us as soon as possible.  We have hip implant lawyers ready to provide you with a free potential claim evaluation.  Do not delay, as failure to act quickly may cause your statute of limitations period to pass.