Consequences for ASR Patients
Estimates are that as many as 93,000 patients worldwide were implanted with DePuy ASR hip implant. DePuy itself estimates that at least 13 percent of these patients will experience product failure and will require revision surgery to remove and replace the defective hip implant device. Our review of anecdotal evidence suggests that as many as 30 percent of patients may experience product failure and will require revision surgery. These procedures will be performed on a predominantly elderly patient population particularly susceptible to potentially severe complications such as deep vein thrombosis, system infection, implant dislocation, injury to the arteries or nerves of the leg, shortening of the leg, fat embolism, femur fracture, permanent loss of range of motion and intractable pain. These patients have substantial claims for damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical incapacity, disfigurement, future medical expenses and cost of future care.
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