Hip Implants Rejected in U.S. Sold Overseas
The New York Times recently reported that Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of the DePuy ASR hip replacement device, continued to sell its product overseas even after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration denied its approval for sale in the U.S. This information comes at a time when thousands of patients have filed complaints about injuries they have sustained as a result of the failure of these devices. Some patients have experienced serious side effects such as: infection, bone fractures, bone staining, necrosis, swelling, dislocation, nerve damage, tissue damage, muscle damage, metal sensitivity, increased metal ion levels in the blood and pain.
If you or a loved one is concerned about a hip replacement device or is experiencing any side effects from a hip replacement, please contact Cohen & Malad, LLP to speak with one of our experienced product liability/personal injury attorneys to discuss your legal options and help you seek the compensation you deserve.