We now believe it is vital every recipient of a DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant get identified, out of fear the devise could fail in the future
(PRWEB) March 02, 2012
The US Drug Watchdog says, "Because many individuals who received a DePuy ASR 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 DePuy ASR hip implant." It is estimated that between 33,000 & 40,000 DePuy ASR hip implant devices were installed on US citizens between 2005, and 2010. The US Drug Watchdog says, "Even more worrisome to us is the fact that the DePuy ASR hip implant was sold as the right hip implant for younger adults, who wanted to have an active, or athletic lifestyle. We now fear we have tens of thousands of DePuy ASR 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
Important Update: The US Drug Watchdog has learned that many individuals, who have had a hip implant revision surgery because their DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Smith & Nephew Birmingham, or Zimmer metal-on-metal hip implant failed, are not being allowed to keep their failed metal-on-metal hip implant devise. The US Drug Watchdog says, "You paid for your metal-on-metal hip implant device, its yours, and if you have a hospital, or surgeon tell you, that you will not be allowed to keep your failed hip implant device-we want to know about it immediately. Your failed metal-on-metal hip implant device could be important evidence, and we think it is vital all individuals, who are going to go through hip revision surgery because of a metal-on-metal hip implant failure---keep the failed devise."
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 in the hip region
- Lack of Flexibility
The US Drug Watchdog is the premier medical device, and 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." 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