A woman in Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against DePuy Orthopedics Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, accusing the companies of failing to adequately recall her allegedly defective hip replacement device.
Tangipahoa Parish resident Ida Mosley filed the lawsuit on September 21 in U.S. Federal Court in New Orleans.
Mosley underwent hip replacement surgery in 2008 and was implanted with the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The lawsuit contends that, since implantation, she has experienced difficulty walking as well as pain and soreness. Due to complications, Mosley was forced to undergo revisionary surgery.
The lawsuit claims that the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System are prone to failure within approximately two years of implantation. Both devices are subjects of a worldwide recall issued by Depuy last month. Both products encorporate a metal ball and socket bearings which generate metal debris from wear and tear, according to the lawsuit. Such debris could spread through a patient’s bone and tissue.
Mosley claims the prodcuts should have been recalled in 2008 after complaints were made to the FDA about alleged defects. She is seeking compensation for non-economic losses including medical expenses, disfigurement, pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, punitive damages, restitution, and disgorgement of all revenue.
If you received one of the recalled hip implants from DePuy, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information on the DePuy recall, please contact a Milwaukee product liability attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling (414) 271-0900.