US Drug Watchdog Now Fears Only A Fraction Of All Recalled ASR DePuy Hip Implant Recipients Have Been Identified & Offers To Help Them Get The Best Possible Attorneys

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The US Drug Watchdog says, "We have recently learned there are only about 3400 DePuy ASR hip implant recipients signed up for litigation related to the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant. We think the number should be over 20,000, and we intend to make certain every recalled DePuy ASR recipient gets to the best possible national caliber law firm, so these potential victims, are not left on a curb, holding the bag, for something that should not be their problem." There are about 40,000 US citizens, who received a now recalled ASR DePuy hip implant, and tragically DePuy ASR 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. According to the US FDA, symptoms of a recalled DePuy ASR 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 a DePuy ASR 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 national caliber attorneys, or lawyers 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 DePuy ASR hip implant, please call us immediately at 866-714-6466." http://USDrugWatchdog.com

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We think the number should be over 20,000, and we intend to make certain every recalled DePuy ASR recipient gets to the best possible national caliber law firm, so these potential victims, are not left on a curb, holding the bag

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 20,000. Unfortunately, because of age, or not wanting to go through a hip replacement revision surgery again, the potential victims say nothing. As a result, at this moment there are only about 3400 DePuy ASR recipients, who have signed up for litigation involving this recalled medical device. Nothing is more important to us than trying to get them some help, proper legal representation and help for what they have already been through, what they are going through, or what they could go through in the future." 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 August of 2010 to ask if it was a DePuy ASR hip implant. They say, "Just as 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. Many of these people now have trouble just walking." 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 advocate for medical device recipients, and pharmaceutical safety in the United States. The group says, "We want to make certain all DePuy ASR hip implant recipients get to the best possible national caliber trial law firms or attorneys, that have the best record in achieving superior results for their clients. Because failure could still be in the future for any recipient, we think it is vital to get all recalled DePuy ASR recipients identified now, as an important way to protect their future." 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

DePuy ASR Case Number Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL No. 2197

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