Talk to a DePuy lawsuit attorney today! Contact Williams Hart - 800-761-3187.

DePuy recall prompts new legislation

Posted on January 12th, 2012 No Comments

The August 2010 recall of DePuy’s ASR hip implant recently prompted three members of the U.S. Senate to introduce legislation that would require medical device manufacturers to track their devices and take record of the patients who use them.

To complicate DePuy’s recall of thousands of ASR hip replacements all over the world, the company did not keep a list of the patients that their devices were implanted in.  As a result, DePuy was unable to personally contact its consumers and inform them of the recall and risks associated with the device.

The DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and Hip Resurfacing Systems were approved under the FDA’s 501(k) provision.  This provision allows new devices that are similar to a product the FDA has already approved to be approved without testing on patients.  The proposed legislation would only apply to devices approved under the 501(k) provision and that have not undergone human testing.

Contact the DePuy hip recall lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-761-3187 today, if you or a loved one has experienced hip implant failure with a recalled DePuy ASR hip replacement.

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Contact Williams Hart

By submitting this form, you certify that you agree to our terms and conditions and wish to be contacted regarding your inquiry.

Williams Hart Represents DePuy Victims Nationwide

Williams Hart represents clients across the country. Click here to learn more.

home  |  about us  |  attorneys  |  depuy recall  |  depuy defects  |  faqs  |  articles  |  web resources  |  contact us  |  blog  |  Log in
Copyright ©2007-2010 Williams Hart. Attorneys are licensed only in the state of Texas unless otherwise indicated in the biographical section. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Williams Hart's primary office is located in Texas. Terms of Use. Disclaimer. Sitemap.
8441 Gulf Freeway, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77017-5051 -- 800-761-3187