Depuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson manufactured metal-on-metal hip implants, and all-metal hip replacements such as Depuy’s ASR and Pinnacle systems. These systems carry risks when the metal components of the joint grind together over time and can lead to:
- Persistent hip and groin pain
- Swelling or infection
- Joint failure
- Need for surgery to replace the joint
Additionally, metal pieces from the joint’s components can enter the bloodstream, leading to problems such as:
- Impaired renal functioning
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Psychological and neurological changes
Because of serious injuries caused by these defective devices over 11,000 lawsuits have been filed against Depuy and Johnson & Johnson.
If you or a loved one have been implanted with an all-metal hip implant made by Depuy, please contact The D’Onofrio Firm at 215.923.1056, at once, for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.