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FDA Reports DePuy ASR Hip Implants Failing at Alarming Rate

The New York Times recently released a shocking story that the federal government has received a surge in complaints about hip replacement implants failing at an alarming rate. The FDA has been inundated with over 5,000 complaints from hip replacement patients that suggest that serious problems persist with particular artificial hip implant models. Medical researchers are working feverishly to evaluate patients health and determine what dangers they may be facing.

Metal on metal hip implants like the DePuy ASR hip replacement system have been found to be defective and were pulled off the market in a massive global recall. Most hip implants have a lifespan of 15 years or more. A British medical panel predicted that patients who have received the DePuy ASR hip implant may have a 50% chance of suffering hip replacement failure within 6 years of their initial surgery.

The problems with metal on metal hip implant technology has led to a public relations nightmare for medical device makers and the ensuing hip implant litigation that has exposed the wrongdoings of these corporate giants. Patients harmed by a defective hip implant are encouraged to meet with their physician to ensure they receive the best medical treatment possible and then speak with an experienced hip replacement recall attorney to discuss their legal options.

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