US Drug Watchdog Urges All ASR DePuy Hip Implant Recipients to Get Identified If They Are Showing Signs of a Failure and They Need Families to Help with the Identification

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The US Drug Watchdog says, "We have recently learned there are only about 3500 ASR DePuy hip implant recipients signed up for litigation related to the recalled ASR DePuy hip implant. We think the number should be over 10,000, and we fear the reason the number of plaintiffs is so low is few people want to go through hip implant replacement surgery again. This is also called revision surgery." There are over 30,000 US citizens, who received a ASR DePuy hip implant, and tragically 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 says, "Many US citizens, who received an ASR DePuy hip implant have been sent a letter by the device maker offering to pay their insurance co-pay. We say, if you received a recalled ASR DePuy hip implant, you are probably owed much more than a insurance co-pay, and we will try to help you find the best possible law firm to help you." The group 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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there are only about 3500 ASR DePuy hip implant recipients signed up for litigation related to the recalled ASR DePuy hip implant. We think the number should be over 10,000

The US Drug Watchdog says, "We now believe the number of actual DePuy ASR recipients, who either have a failed device, or a hip implant that is showing signs of a failure could be north of 10,000. Unfortunately, because of age or not wanting to go through a hip replacement revision surgery again, the potential victims say nothing. Nothing is more important to us than trying to get them some help, proper legal representation and help for what they have been through or what they are going through right now." The US Drug Watchdog's fear is based on firsthand accounts from DePuy ASR recipients who do not want to go through revision surgery; so they do not complain, and they do not want their family knowing about their ordeal. Because of this, the US Drug Watchdog is 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." 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 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 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 best possible trial law firms or attorneys, that have the best record in achieving superior results for their clients." 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

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