The Food and Drug Administration has issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall for a specific knee replacement product they manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and which has been in use from 2008 until July 20, 2012. The Class 1 recall was sent to healthcare professionals and concerns the DePuy LPS Knee Replacement. There have been at least 10 cases to date that have been reported to the FDA of malfunction incidents involving this device. Such failure may result in loss of functioning of the leg or amputation, infection, severe soft tissue damage, or even death.
An Urgent Medical Device Recall went out from Depuy on January 4, 2013, to hospitals and surgeons telling them of the problems and directing them to stop distributing or using any of the recalled devices effective immediately. The medical advice to practitioners is that follow up with patients with the targeted devices should be done only in those cases where the patient reports symptoms of a problem.
If you or a loved one is has had a knee replacement using a Depuy implant and are experiencing any type of pain or discomfort, please seek immediate medical care from your surgeon. If you would like to find out if your device is involved in this recall, please call our office today at 1-888-783-8378 and speak with one of our recall attorneys. We’ll be happy to help answer your questions and address your concerns. You may be entitled to financial compensation.