US Drug Watchdog Rings Alarm Bells About Getting All Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recipients Identified To The Best Possible Attorneys Before Time Runs Out

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The US Drug Watchdog is warning all recipients of the recalled DePuy ASR that it is vital they get identified by the best possible attorneys, even if their metal-on-metal hip implant device has not yet failed. The group is concerned that once a settlement has been reached on the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant litigation, individuals who suffer a failure of the recalled hip implant may be up the creek, if they were not identified prior to the settlement. The US Drug Watchdog says,"The 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. DePuy ASR hip implants were surgically implanted on about 40,000 US citizens between 2005 and mid 2010. What terrifies us is only about 3400 individuals have been identified by the federal court in Ohio that is handling the litigation. We intend to do everything possible to change this dynamic with the goal being every DePuy ASR recipient gets identified by the court, and we can suggest attorneys to streamline the process." 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 DePuy ASR hip implant, please call us immediately at 866-714-6466." http://USDrugWatchdog.com

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only about 3400 individuals have been identified by the federal court in Ohio that is handling the litigation. We intend to do everything possible to change this dynamic with the goal being every DePuy ASR recipient gets identified by the court

The US Drug Watchdog says, "Our DePuy ASR recalled hip implant initiative is our most important recalled medical device initiative of ever. 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 DePuy ASR hip implant." They say, "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." The group says, "We could 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 meaningful help, that includes the best possible attorneys. At this point we do not care if the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant has not yet failed. We want to make certain all recipients are identified, in the event of a premature failure down the road." For more information about the DePuy ASR 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 DePuy ASR 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 think it is vital to get all DePuy ASR recipients identified now, because in our opinion it is a very 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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