“Their financial losses could include lost wages and they may be entitled to money damages for physical impairment, disfigurement, scarring, mental anguish or emotional trauma, and pain and suffering in the past or future.”
Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 21, 2010
On August 24, 2010, Depuy Orthopedics recalled two hip replacement systems due to a high rate of revision surgeries required by patients. Approximately 93,000 were implanted and, according to a recent study done by the National Joint Registry (NJR) of England and Wales, nearly one (1) in eight (8) DePuy ASR hip implant devices failed within a five (5) year period requiring patients to undergo revision surgery.
Johnson and Johnson stated in their press release on August 26, 2010, that they will pay for patients to have their hip implant devices replaced and other costs associated with the recall, but what financial impact will these patients see?
“Their financial losses could include lost wages and they may be entitled to money damages for physical impairment, disfigurement, scarring, mental anguish or emotional trauma, and pain and suffering in the past or future,” says Thomas J. Henry of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys. “An important cost which may be excluded is diagnostic testing to determine if patients have metallic poisoning, a damaging side effect due to a defective metal on metal hip implant.”
Due to statute of limitations, as well as the need for early detection of metallic poisoning, patients should not wait until they have a problem with their hip implant before contacting an attorney.
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