Nov. 11, 2010
-- DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson has issued DePuy Hip Recall for two of their devices due to a high failure rate. This high failure rate has required some patients to have a second implant surgery. The DePuy Hip Recall includes the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing system and the ASR XL Acetabular Cup System. Reports indicate that one in eight patients will require a second hip replacement (revision surgery) within 5 years of their first implant. This DePuy Hip Recall means that all patients will have to be monitored closely for any DePuy side effects for some time to come. The DePuy Hip Recall has brought on a DePuy Hip Lawsuit by patients who have had these implants.
In the past, DePuy has blamed doctors for not following instructions properly during implantation of their device as well as blaming patients for being careless causing this high failure rate. But, DePuy knows now that these two systems had design flaws that prevented them from being positioned properly. There are literally thousands of DePuy ASR patients that will require a second or revision surgery due to this DePuy Hip Recall. The sad thing is that the second surgery increases the risk for further implant side effects including pain, infection, inflammation, bone necrosis, and nerve damage.
In regards to the DePuy Hip Recall, DePuy wants to reimburse patients for certain expenses that they deem reasonable for patients that experience DePuy side effects. Before signing over your rights to secure an early DePuy hip settlement with DePuy, it is important to talk with a DePuy hip replacement attorney to inquire about a DePuy Hip lawsuit. A DePuy Hip Lawsuit might be necessary to help cover any additional treatments and surgeries as a result of your hip failure that requires more money to settle your claim than DePuy sees necessary for extended treatments. Compensation may include payment for past, present and future medical therapies, lost wages, pain and suffering.
DePuy is offering a hip replacement settlement for their DePuy Hip Recall. This hip implant company says they want to take responsibility for covering testing costs and other treatment you may need including a second hip replacement surgery. DePuy is also willing to reimburse you for out-of-pocket expenses. They state they will also reimburse your insurance company for expenses that are related to the DePuy Hip Recall. Before you accept DePuy’s early hip replacement settlement offer, contact a lawyer who is experienced in the DePuy Hip Recall. A DePuy hip replacement attorney can determine if you qualify for a DePuy Hip Lawsuit and will protect your rights to the extent of the law.
If you have experienced continued pain, inflammation, difficulty walking or any other ASR hip replacement side effect, you may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical costs. You may want to contact an ASR hip replacement attorney to inquire about a DePuy Hip Lawsuti. More information can be found at http://www.recallwarning.com
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