As the population ages in Austin and most other regions of the country, the market increases for medical devices such as artificial hip replacements. However, like real hip joints, artificial hip joints tend to wear out, requiring painful and expensive new surgery.
However, Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary DePuy tried to increase the longevity of their artificial hips. In fact, hip implants should last for 15 years. However, their metal design, dubbed the ASR, failed. Fortunately, Austin product liability lawyers can help victims who have been hurt by medical devices.