On July 11th, 2013 DePuy issued a Class I recall for DePuy Orthopedics’ LPS (Limb Preservation System) Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Components manufactured and distributed from February 2007 through May 2013. The LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary component is intended for replacement of the mid-shaft portion of the femur, proximal (top), distal (bottom) and/or total femur, and proximal (top) tibia, especially in cases that require extensive resection (i.e. tumors, joint disease, trauma, infections, etc.). Class I recalls are the most serious, used only when dangerous or defective products could cause serious injury or death.
This recall was issued following the discovery that the component has the potential to fail even under normal physiological loads such as walking. Such a failure may lead to additional pain, infection, loss of function, loss of limb, neurovascular injury or need for corrective surgery. The recall notified distributors, hospitals and surgeons of the problem and to immediately stop distributing or using the recalled lots.
Recalled LPS (Limb Preservation System) Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Components include Lot Numbers: 130896, 132131, 132133, 209461, 209466, 219843, 232972, 295965, 310189, 336843, 349283, 352878, 374125, 379089, A1TAR1, A2AGN1, A2AGS1, A2AGT1, A2AGV1, B2VAL1, B43G11, B43G1A, B43G1B, B43G1C, B43G1D, B69HV1, B69HVA, BK1BB1, BW7DX1, BW7DX1A, E3SJD1, and EN4KJ1
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as a result of a DePuy LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Components listed above, our award-winning medical device attorneys would be happy to review your records to determine whether you have a viable case against DePuy Orthopedics Inc. Call 1-800-713-9340 or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today.