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Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2010 –
ASR hip implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedic, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson have been recalled in the United States and Worldwide. The medical device company issued the hip implant recall after an independent research study released by the National Joint Registry found that the ASR hip implant had failure rates of up to 13%, well above the acceptable average.
According to the study, out of the 93,000 ASR hip replacement patients, 12,000 may experience hip replacement failure within 5 years. Most hip implants last for 15-20 years on average. Victims of the ASR hip implant recall may require a painful second revision surgery to correct the failing hip implant.
An investigative report released by the New York Times in 2008 revealed that hip replacement surgery is an intensive medical treatment costing up to $45,000, requiring 2-4 days of hospitalization and months of physical therapy rehabilitation.
To protect the rights of hip replacement recall victims, the California product liability lawyers of Nagelberg Bernard Law Group have compiled the following information on steps to take if affected by the ASR Hip Recall. http://www.4injured-losangeles.com/practice-areas/product-liability/hip-replacement-recall/
1. Find Out If You Have a Recalled ASR Hip Implant
Contact your doctor or the hospital that performed the hip implant surgery to determine if your hip replacement implant was involved in the ASR hip replacement recall.
2. Which Defective Hip Implant Devices Are Being Recalled?
The hip implant recall involves all of the devices used in DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.’s ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing Platform.
3. What are the Symptoms of Hip Implant Failure?
Defective hip implants can cause crippling pain and impair the quality of life for those affected by the hip implant recall. Hip implant failure can cause bone fractures, hip joint dislocation, inflammation, infection, and extreme discomfort.
4. How Many People Are Affected by the Hip Implant Recall?
The National Joint Registry, an independent medical research team has discovered that 1 out of every 8 hip replacement patients will likely require a second hip implant operation, called a revision surgery. Out of the 93,000 people that have undergone hip implant surgery with an ASR Hip Implant, an estimated 12,000 may now require the hip replacement revision surgery.
5. Should I Speak with a DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Representative?
Never speak to any DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. or Johnson & Johnson representatives or sign any documents. Anything you say or any documents that you sign may endanger your personal injury claim and be used against you as evidence in court.
6. How Can a Product Liability Attorney Help Me?
Utilizing a qualified and experienced hip implant product liability lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected, that you receive the best medical care possible, and you are justly compensated for any loss of income and pain and suffering endured.
Nagelberg Bernard Law Group is conducting a thorough independent investigation into medical product negligence claims. The team of experienced product liability lawyers are actively reaching out to hip replacement recall victims that underwent surgery with defective hip implant devices. Expert personal injury attorneys are preparing to file lawsuits on behalf of hip replacement recall victims nationwide.
If you or a loved one has suffered because of a defective hip replacement device, contact the attorneys at Nagelberg Bernard Law Group to determine if you have a hip replacement recall claim. Legal experts are available 24/7 to provide free and confidential legal consultations on your defective ASR hip implant personal injury claim.
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