But with all of the media attention given to Johnson and Johnson’s recall of the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, it is not hard to imagine that those who have undergone a hip replacement in the past ten years may be concerned that they, too, have received a recalled hip.
Some surgeons who have implanted DePuy hips made it a point to contact their patients after the August 2010 recall put out by DePuy Orthopaedics, to let them know if they had an ASR implant or a Pinnacle one.
Other patients have received recall letters in the mail from either their physicians or from DePuy, notifying them of the type of implant that they received.
Broadspire, the claims administrator hired by Johnson and Johnson (the owner of DePuy) to reimburse patients for their copayments, blood work and even revision surgeries, are also sending letters and trying to call patients implanted with an ASR.
Also, in most instances where a patient receives a metal-on-metal device like the DePuy ASR, they are given a card explaining where their medical device is located, in the event that they have to go through an x-ray security system. These wallet-sized ID cards typically include the specific make and model of the device, but not always.
For immediate information on the DePuy ASR hip recall, contact Zoll, Kranz and Borgess toll-free at 888.841.9623 or via email at Michelle@ToledoLaw.com.
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