US Drug Watchdog Calls Its Identification of All ASR DePuy Hip Implant Recipients Its Most important Recalled Medical Device Initiative of 2012

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The US Drug Watchdog is calling its initiative to identify all recipients of the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, its most important recalled medical device initiative of 2012. The group says, "ASR DePuy hip implants are failing, or have failed at an unacceptably high rate. As a result there was a recall on this hip implant device in August of 2010 by the US FDA. DePuy ASR hip implants were surgically implanted on tens of thousands of US citizens between 2005 and early 2010." According to the US FDA, symptoms of a recalled ASR DePuy hip implant failure include pain in the hip region, problems walking, swelling of the hip, or lack of flexibility in the area of the hip. The US Drug Watchdog is urging family members of hip implant recipients, who received a hip implant between 2005, and mid 2010, to ask if the hip implant was an ASR Depuy, and if they are having any problems. The US Drug Watchdog says, "If you, or a loved one has had a hip replacement involving the recalled ASR DePuy hip implant, please call us immediately at 866-714-6466." http://USDrugWatchdog.com

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The US Drug Watchdog is calling it's initiative to identify all recipients of the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, it's most important recalled medical device initiative of 2012

The US Drug Watchdog says, "Our ASR DePuy recalled hip implant initiative is our most important recalled medical device initiative of 2012. Unfortunately, because many individuals who received a ASR DePuy hip implant do not want to go through a painful hip replacement surgery, also called revision surgery, they do not complain. Because of this, we are strongly encouraging family members or loved ones of anyone receiving a hip implant between 2005 and early 2010 to ask if it was a ASR DePuy hip implant." They say, "even more worrisome to us is the fact that the ASR DePuy hip implant was sold as the right hip implant for younger adults who wanted to have an active or athletic lifestyle." The group says, "We could have tens of thousands of ASR DePuy hip implant victims in the US, and because of age, or not wanting to go through a hip replacement revision surgery again, they say nothing. Nothing is more important to us than trying to get them some help." For more information about the DePuy hip implant recall please call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.com.

The US Drug Watchdog indicates symptoms of the recalled ASR DePuy hip implant failure include:

  • Pain in the Hip Region
  • Problems While Walking or The Inability to Walk
  • Swelling of the Hip
  • General Discomfort
  • Lack of Flexibility

The US Drug Watchdog is the premier private recalled pharmaceutical, and medical device watchdog in the United States. The group says, "Tragically the Internet is loaded with misleading ads about ASR DePuy hip implant compensation, lawsuits, or class actions. Unfortunately, most of the attorneys, or law firms advertising for help with the ASR DePuy hip implant failures are middlemen personal injury marketing law firms--not the actual trial law firms that will prosecute these cases." They say, "We want to make certain all ASR DePuy hip implant victims get to the actual trial law firms or attorneys that have the best record in achieving superior results for their clients--period--not a middleman marketing law firm, or attorney." For more information please contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.com

Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL No. 2197

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