As a DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit – Hip Recall Lawyer, I updating this information involving 2 Class action lawsuits that were filed recently in Canada against the manufacturers of the recalled defective hip replacement systems.
One of the complaints, was filed against DePuy Orthopaedics and this DePuy ASR lawsuit is seeking to represent all Canadians who received the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement system.
The other hip replacement lawsuit was filed in Calgary, Halifax and Montreal against DePuy, Zimmer and Stryker. This complaint alleges that these manufacturing companies released the recalled defective hip replacement systems.
The DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System, the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System, the Zimmer Durom Cup, the Stryker Trident Acetabular PSL Cup and the Stryker Trident Hemispherical Cup are all being targeted.
The DePuy ASR hip failures appear to be linked to a defective design of the acetabular cup, which is shallower than acetabular cups made by other companies.
The Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant was supposedly designed as a more advanced form of a hip resurfacing system.
But after Zimmer introduced the Durom Cup in the United States, many concerns emerged about a high number of hip replacement failures involving the hip implant. Claims made in Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuits suggests that the artificial hip failure rate is between 20% and 30%.
The U.S. federal Zimmer Durom Cup recall litigation has been consolidated in the District of New Jersey as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL).
The Stryker Trident Cup is a ceramic-on-ceramic hip replacement system. A Stryker Trident recall was issued in January 2008, after it was discovered that manufacturing problems may have resulted in some parts not meeting the proper standards for sterility.