Virgil Lewis’ total hip replacement went off without a hitch. It was properly positioned and his wounds healed without infection. Yet, he began to suffer from pain and extreme weakness in his hip and quadriceps. He soon learned that part of his hip replacement system, the Depuy ASR Acetabular Cup, had a higher-than-expected failure rate. The part was defective that was shallower than some similar devices. Faced with probable long-term complications, pain and additional corrective surgeries because of the defective product, Lewis took filed a lawsuit in federal court in New Orleans against Depuy Orthopedics Inc. and Johnson & Johnson ... Read More
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