Before Time Runs Out The US Drug Watchdog Urges All Recipients Of The Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant To Call Them For The Names And Contacts Of The Best Attorneys

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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. DePuy ASR hip implants were surgically implanted on about 40,000 US citizens between 2005 and mid 2010. What has us horrified is only about 3400 individuals so far 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." 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 DePuy ASR, 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 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

The US Drug Watchdog says, "Because of the high failure rate associated with the now recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, we think it is absolutely vital to get every DePuy ASR hip implant recipient identified, out of fear the device will fail in the future At the same time we want to make certain every recipient of the DePuy ASR hip implant gets to the best possible attorney, or law firm. Our biggest worry right now is of the 40,000 US citizens, who received a now recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, only about 3400 have been identified by the Ohio Federal Court, that is handling the litigation. Our number one priority is making certain every recalled DePuy ASR hip implant recipient has been identified by the best possible attorneys, so down the road, their rights are protected, should the hip implant fail prematurely." In August of 2010 the DePuy ASR was recalled.The US Drug Watchdog is encouraging all DePuy ASR recipients to call them, for an unequaled free service, that is focused on making certain no US consumer, that received a DePuy ASR hip implant, that has now been recalled, gets left holding the bag. 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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