Burg Simpson has extensive experience in litigating artificial joint cases and was at the forefront of litigation involving the recalled DePuy Orthopaedic Inc. ASR® Resurfacing System and ASR® XL Acetabular System implants. Burg Simpson shareholder Seth A. Katz was appointed by the Hon. David A. Katz to serve as a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the multidistrict litigation against DePuy and Johnson & Johnson.
DePuy ASR® Recall
In 2010, DePuy initiated the streps to withdraw the ASR® device after reports published in the UK revealed that between 12 to 13 percent of patients receiving the ASR® Hip Resurfacing System and/or the ASR® XL Acetabular System would need corrective surgery within five years – a rate twice as high as the industry average. According to DePuy, evidence suggests that the risk of revision surgery is higher in female patients and recipients of devices with a head size of less than 50 mm in diameter.
Concerns surrounding the quality of the ASR® Hip Resurfacing System and ASR® XL Acetabular System first came to light several years prior, after it emerged that an increasing number of patients fitted with these implants were forced to undergo painful and expensive surgeries after their devices failed. According to reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 400 complaints about these devices since the beginning of 2008.
Burg Simpson’s defective medical device attorneys have successfully litigated hundreds of cases involving defective artificial hip replacements over the last 40 years. Our expansive resources and knowledge of complex artificial joint litigation in state and federal courts and in multidistrict litigation (MDL) arena enable us to provide high-caliber, aggressive representation.
Why choose Burg Simpson?
$1 Billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments
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