Johnson & Johnson or DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Lawyers ~ Dan Robin, Jr.
In July of 2010, Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc. recalled its * ASR hip replacement systems. This worldwide recall included two Johnson and Johnson replacement devices manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics as well: the * ASR XL Acetabular System and the * ASR Hip Resurfacing System.
Early failure of the devices resulting in approximately 12 to 13 percent of patients' requiring a "revision" surgery are because the * ASR devices can deteriorate, resulting in small pieces of toxic metal depositing into your bloodstream or even complete device failure. Second hip surgeries are often more difficult and painful than the original hip replacement procedures. It is important to determine if you are at risk.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, it could be a sign that your * ASR hip replacement system is defective:
- Hip, thigh or groin pain
- Pain while walking or in day to day movement
- Pain or difficulty rising from a seated position
- Pain carrying things or bearing weight
- Swelling or tenderness in the hip, thigh or groin region
However, keep in mind it is important to visit your doctor even in the absence of pain or discomfort, as it could take time for the problems associated with the metal particles to become evident. Your doctor will perform a blood test to determine if you have any heightened levels of metal particles in the blood around your hip. In the event that you need testing or revision surgery, keep track of all your medical expenses.
At Dan Robin, Jr. we want to be certain you have experienced legal counsel on your side in the event you need to make a claim. We believe DuPuy put its own profits before patient well-being and will be looking to settle out of court with patients as quickly and cheaply as possible. Our defense team is here to assure you will get full compensation for any injuries you have suffered.
Descriptions of your legal rights are in no way intended to imply that any product is defective, as that can only be determined through a case by case investigation.
If you think that you have may have received a defective * ASR hip device, you should immediately call your doctor and contact our office for a free consultation. You will need an experienced attorney who will represent your interests and make the whole process as painless as possible.
Listed below are forms you will need to fill out and bring with you for your FREE Consultation at our office.
Download Here - DEPUY * ASR CLIENT QUESTIONNAIRE
* ASR is a trademark of DePuy and is used for product identification purposes only.