Rottenstein Law Group Supports Suit of Former DePuy “Poster Lady” Against Manufacturer of Recalled Hips

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The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the recall of defective hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics, notes with interest the lawsuit of former gymnast Penny Brown against the company.

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We implore anyone with a friend or relative who has received a hip replacement device since 2003 to reach out to that person and recommend that he or she consult a physician immediately and then speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer

According to an October 6 report from the United Kingdom Press Association, former English gymnast Penny Brown—who in 2004 received a DePuy ASR device and then agreed to advertise the product, becoming the “poster lady” for the ASR system—has joined a group legal action of more than 300 persons in the United Kingdom against the manufacturer (number HQ10X04164 in the High Courts of Justice, Queen's Bench Division). In 2009, Ms. Brown began to experience groin pain. “The pain gradually got worse and she was told she must undergo further surgery due to the ASR system wearing out prematurely,” the UKPA reported.

In August of 2010, DePuy announced a global hip replacement recall of two devices: the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System. Each unit replaces a worn or weakened part of the hip. Many orthopedic doctors believe that the units were poorly designed; the implants can generate debris from wear, causing inflammation and tissue damage in recipients, as reported last year by the New York Times. 93,000 persons worldwide had an ASR device implanted before the recall, according to data published by DePuy itself.

DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson company, recalled its ASR devices globally after the National Joint Registry of England and Wales made public data showing that, within five years, about 12% of recipients of the hip resurfacing system and about 13% of recipients of the acetabular system needed corrective surgery.

Rottenstein Law Group principal Rochelle Rottenstein says, "We implore anyone with a friend or relative who has received a hip replacement device since 2003 to reach out to that person and recommend that he or she consult a physician immediately and then speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer."

The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Information Center at http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com. The site has features that allow for easy sharing, including links for automatic posting on Facebook and Twitter, specifically to enable visitors to spread the word about the DePuy ASR recall.

About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action lawsuits in a compassionate manner. http://www.rotlaw.com
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