HAVE YOU RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE?
DePuy Orthopaedics (a division of Johnson & Johnson) recently announced that it was voluntarily recalling over 93,000 defective and dangerous ASR hip implant devices due to their unusually high failure rate. Thousands of patients who received these ASR implants are expected to need a 2nd replacement or other revisions, face serious future problems, and are legally entitled to seek compensation for their injuries.
If you or someone you care about has a DePuy ASR hip implant, the following is some important information:
How do I know if I have a recalled ASR hip implant?
- You had a hip replacement between 2003 and August 2010.
- You have received a letter notifying you of the recall.
- You have been contacted by Broadspire, a claim administrator for insurance companies, working on behalf of DePuy. Broadspire is working for DePuy – Not You.
- You have been contacted by your doctor or DePuy to undergo blood tests
- Pain in the hip, thigh or groin
- Swelling in the hip
- Clicking or popping noise in the hip
- Difficulty walking
- Hip fractures
- Vision impairment or hearing loss (cobalt toxicity from metal flakes entering the bloodstream)
Types of Claims:
- No Current Symptoms
- Symptoms, but have not undergone replacement or revision surgery
- Surgery to replace or revise the defective hip implant already performed
Dos and Don’ts
- Do consult with your doctor and get needed medical attention.
- Do consult with an attorney who will protect your best interests.
- Do not speak with a DePuy representative without your attorney present.
- Do not allow DePuy to take your implant if you have it removed. It belongs to you and is important evidence.
- Do not allow a DePuy representative to attend or photograph your removal surgery.