A deceased Indian Woman had before her death instituted proceedings against Johnson & Johnson over its DePuy Orthopaedic ASR hip implant device alleging that the metal –on-metal hip device caused her to develop fatal aggressive brain cancer. The woman’s Family believes that the cancer was the result of an accumulation of cobalt and chromium from the DePuy hip device.
The Indian Woman underwent replacement hip surgery in 2007. After the surgery she said she was in constant daily pain according to her Daughter. The hip device began emanating what were described as crackling sounds within 5 months of the surgery and the pain worsened. The woman who was 72 at the time of her death underwent revision surgery in 2011 and was re-implanted with a device that was metal-on-ceramic. In November 2011 she received a diagnosis of a brain tumour.
The DePuy ASR is made of chromium and cobalt and experts believe that the rubbing of the device’s components against one another during normal activities, including walking, enable the shedding of these metals in to the body.
All-metal hips have been linked to high and premature failure rates and a number of alleged adverse medical reactions such as increased blood metal ion levels and metal poisoning, dislocations, pain, fracture, difficulty with rising standing and balancing, noise coming from the joints and pseudotumors.
The lawsuit is being contested by Johnson & Johnson who deny all of the allegations made by the woman’s Family.
Moloney & Co Solicitors in Naas Co Kildare have instituted proceedings on behalf of many clients who have received the DePuy ASR hip implant device. If you wish to obtain information with regard to the law concerning medical device lawsuits please feel free to contact Liam Moloney Solicitor today at 045-898 000 or simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further information concerning your rights.