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DePuy Faces Canadian ASR Hip Replacement Class Action Lawsuit

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New York, NYA court in Ontario, Canada has certified a DePuy ASR class action lawsuit brought on behalf of Canadian citizens who were allegedly affected by the DePuy ASR recall. According to court documents filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on August 27, 2013, the DePuy ASR class action lawsuit seeks damages, including medical monitoring and emotional distress, for all persons implanted with the recalled hip system. Attorneys for plaintiffs estimate that as many as 4,000 Canadians could be included in the class. (Crisante, et al. v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al., No. CV-10-415755-00CP).

DePuy Orthopaedics issued a global recall of its ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip replacement on August 24, 2010 following approximately 300 complaints from people undergoing hip replacement.

The ASR hip replacement is a metal-on-metal device believed to have a design flaw that has resulted in many patients needing follow-up hip revision surgery to replace the device soon after implant. The ASR is considered by a number of orthopedic experts to be a defective product and DePuy hip replacement lawsuits are currently pending.

Currently, in the US, more than 11,500 DePuy ASR lawsuits have been filed, all of which alleged metallosis, early device failure, or other serious complications due to the ASR’s metal-on-metal design. Most of these complaints are pending in a multidistrict litigation now underway in US District Court, Northern District of Ohio. The first trial in the federal litigation is scheduled to begin on September 24, 2013. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation MDL 2197).

While the US federal litigation has yet to hold its first trial, two DePuy ASR lawsuits have already been heard by juries at the state level. In March, an $8 million award was granted to a plaintiff after a Los Angeles Superior Court jury found that the hip implant was defectively designed. (Kransky v. DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County).

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I had my hip done again here in BC 2013 after feeling really horrible and pain in my left hip. I had my surgery done in Montreal in 2007 with a Depuy hip ASR .I live in BC. I too am going through a Toronto Lawyer and they said they are still in the discovery stage. I know law suits take a long time. I am glad I got my hip replaced though as I feel better and my blood count is now normal. It was extremely high in Cobalt and Chromium. Higher than a lot I have seen. They say the metal ions go to your bone and your body does not expel them.

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I had two hip replacements, then required another surgery for the second due to the faulty device. I was already contacted by a lawyer in Toronto for a class action law suit pending. I made numerous contacts with the office but was told in January, not to call - they would contact me. I have heard nothing. My hip device that was removed was passed over to the forensic lab. (2013) I have filled out numerous papers, and repeated that again this year to be current. I'm just wondering if anything new has developed. I see that some folks in the USA have received money. I read somewhere that it was doubtful that a class action would occur - people were suing individually. Is this close to the truth?. I would certainly appreciate being compensated for loss of work, pain and suffering and whatever else. (it's so long ago, I've forgotten!)

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I have had both hips replaced. One in November 2011 and the other in February 2012. The November replacement started popping out of the socket 6 months after. It has now popped out 31 times! Faulty parts I think. From what I've found out most of the parts originate from Stryker. If this is something you think you can help me with or are interested in please contact me. I'm waiting on my third replacement.

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