DePuy ASR Hip System Recall
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On August 26, 2010, the Depuy ASR hip system that includes the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System has been recalled. Please fill out a contact form and submit it immediately so that experienced attorneys and staff can begin to research your claim. It is important that we are able to review your medical records and operative reports so that we can take appropriate action on your behalf against the makers of the Depuy ASR recalled system.
DePuy Hip Revision Patient Profile
The Adverse Event Reports reported to the FDA that include the DePuy ASR hip system were submitted by skilled surgeons where they performed revision surgeries. It is mentioned that “loosening, pseudotumour and metallosis” / (sic) metalosis were observed.” Surgeons have noted upon revision that the DePuy ASR hip cup was “loose and easy to revise”, that the “the cup popped right out” and that “there was no evidence of any bony ingrowth.” This is in spite of the surgeon’s pre-revision observation that “The patient was revised to address the complaint of extreme pain when weight-bearing. X-rays looked good, and the cup was in position.”
DePuy Hip Recall Liability Management Program
DePuy is paying surgeons to assist them in getting patients to sign documents for DePuy that allow DePuy to keep the explanted hip implant and to do “testing” on it. The explanted device is a valuable piece of evidence and a patient may not be able to prove a product defect case without the explanted hip device. Patients should be wary of this and not jeopardize their current and future legal rights by signing any documents for Depuy without obtaining independent legal advice. Patients may not realize what they are doing and think they are “just doing what the doctor asked” when they sign the documents. Please take notice that your health care insurer is obligated to pay for your revision surgery and testing and it is not necessary for you to sign any documents for Depuy in order to get your revision or testing done.
Contact the Branch Law Firm today. We can handle your claim with no fees if there is no recovery while our experienced Albuquerque personal injury attorneys work to bring you a satisfactory result for your injuries and pain suffered.