Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 24, 2011
The National Hip Recall Registry has issued a new alert to all DePuy ASR hip replacement patients in its hip replacement database based on newly released research which suggests that the DePuy hip replacement failure rate may be four times higher than originally reported. The new DePuy hip replacement alert is based on information from both the British Hip Society and the British Orthopedic Association, in which four surgeons released research data indicating that the need for a second hip replacement surgery in those implanted with the DePuy Hip implant ranged from 21% after four years to 49% six years after the initial surgery. The initial alert at the start of the DePuy hip recall in August 2010 was based on data indicating that only 12% of DePuy hip replacement patients would require a second hip replacement for the defective DePuy ASR hip implant. A growing number of DePuy Hip Lawsuits have been filed as patients who have learned of the recall seek to make a claim for medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages resulting from their DePuy hip problems. This number of DePuy hip lawsuits may now increase based on this new data.
The National Hip Recall Registry at http://www.HipRecallRegistry.com is strongly encouraging anybody who has received a DePuy Hip Implant between 2005 and 2010 to register their DePuy hip replacement, regardless of if they have been contacted by DePuy or their Surgeon concerning the Hip Replacement Recall. Mindy Cohen of the Hip Recall Registry said, "The challenge we face is that there are over 30,000 recipients of the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement in the United States. We need to identify and register as many, if not all, these hip replacement patients so they can receive these warning and alerts as they are issued."
The charter of the Hip Recall Registry is to identify and register hip replacement patients which will allow for automatic notifications concerning recalls, warnings and legal issues specific to their brand and model of hip replacement.
This Hip Registry can be found at http://www.HipRecallRegistry.com and was created to better communicate critical information regarding hip replacement recalls and warnings. The Hip Recall Registry is not associated with any Hip Manufacture, Government or Medical Agency. All hip replacement patients regardless of if their hip implant manufacture are urged to registry.