There are a shocking number of metal on metal hip implant replacement failures. The epidemic of premature metal on metal hip implant failure continues surge at an alarming rate. DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Biomet M2A Magnum, Smith and Nephew Birmingham and R3, Wright Profemur and Conserve, Zimmer Durom cup and Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II and Encore, are among hip replacements that continue to fail prematurely and require painful and risky revision surgery.
Johnson and Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, has agreed to add another 1,400 hip injury claims to a settlement agreement reached in 2013. This new agreement extends the deal to include recalled ASR implants that were revised as of January 31, 2015.
J&J had initially agreed to settle about 8,000 ASR lawsuit cases, that folks brought when their hip replacement failed and had to be removed prior to August 31, 2013. The initial agreement left several thousand DePuy ASR hip lawsuits in limbo.