DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit: Who's Responsible?

DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits: Over 10,000 May Need Replacement Surgeries: "Numerous DePuy hip replacement lawsuits have already been filed against the company alleging that the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System are defective, that DePuy knew about the high rate of failure, that it did not institute a recall soon enough and that it failed to warn consumers about DePuy hip replacement injuries.

Although the company had previously blamed the products' high failure rate on surgeons, hip replacement lawyers say that simply isn't the case in most instances. However, DePuy has finally taken responsibility for the defective products. In a press release, David Floyd, the President of DePuy Orthopedics, said:

We regret that this recall will be concerning for patients, their family members and surgeons. We are committed to assisting patients and health care providers by providing information through multiple channels and paying for the cost of doctor visits, tests and procedures associated with the recall.

But is it too little, too late? For the thousands of patients whose ASR XL Acetabular System or ASR Hip Resurfacing System has already failed them and to the thousands more whose systems may fail in the future – the answer to that question is likely yes."