US Drug Watchdog Now Needs Family Members to Help Identify Recipients of the Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant Even if the Device Has Not Yet Failed

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The US Drug Watchdog has just learned that of the approximately 33,000+ recipients of the DePuy ASR hip implant, only about 3300 have signed up for litigation focused on compensating them for a hip implant revision surgery, or the pain, and suffering, should such a surgery be required. Symptoms of a DePuy ASR hip implant failure include pain in the area of the hip implant, problems walking, swelling of the hip, or lack of flexibility. The group says, "It has already been very well documented that there is an extremely high failure rate for the ASR DePuy hip implants, and we need to get every victim identified as soon as possible, in order to try to get them some actual help, that could include significant compensation. We also believe that all recipients of the ASR hip implant should be identified by the court, in the event their hip implant fails in the future, and we have national caliber law firms in place to help recipients with this process." The DePuy hip implant device was used between 2005, and mid 2010. The US Drug Watchdog says, "If you, or a loved one has had a hip replacement involving the recalled ASR DePuy hip implant, be please call us immediately at 866-714-6466." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com.

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At this moment there are only about 3300 DePuy ASR metal-on-metal recalled hip implant recipients signed up for the multi district litigation, and we fear the actual number should be well over 10,000.

The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are strongly encouraging family members, or loved ones of anyone receiving a hip implant from 2005, until the summer of 2010 to ask if it was a ASR DePuy hip implant, out of fear the family member may not want to complain, or they have not heard of the recall." The group says, "At this moment there are only about 3300 DePuy ASR metal-on-metal recalled hip implant recipients signed up for the multi district litigation, and we fear the actual number should be well over 10,000. So we are doing everything possible to get the word out to all DePuy ASR recipients. This hip implant has been recalled, and we want to help you get signed up for the litigation." According to the New York Times on December 27th 2011, "The so-called metal-on-metal hips, in which a device's ball and joint are made of metal, are failing at high rates within a few years instead of lasting 15 years or more, as artificial joints normally do. The wear of metal parts against each other is generating debris that is damaging tissue and, in some cases, crippling patients." The US Drug Watchdog is urging any recipient of a DePuy ASR hip implant to call them immediately at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

Important Note: The US Drug Watchdog says, "We have learned the makers of the recalled ASR DePuy hip implant have been writing recipients of this hip implant, and offering to pay their co-pays for the replacement of this hip implant-what an insult." They say, "In reality, recipients of the recalled ASR DePuy hip implant might be owed hundreds of thousands of dollars, or more, and we find this manufacturers letter campaign to be nothing short of reprehensible. Offering to pay a co-pay-when the victim could be handicapped, or crippled for life?" http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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 watchdog in the United States. The group says, "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." 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

Federal Case Number MDL No. 2197

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