US Drug Watchdog Rings Alarm Bells about Helping All Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recipients Getting Identified to the Best Possible Attorneys Before Time Runs Out

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The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are terrified that time may be running out to get all recalled DePuy ASR hip implant device recipients identified because of a possible looming deadline of August 2012, so we are urging all recipients who do not yet have an attorney to call us, with the hopes we can find them the best possible attorneys. We do not care if the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant has failed yet, or not." The DePuy ASR hip implant was recalled in August of 2010, and it was marketed as the right hip implant for younger adults who wanted to have an active or athletic lifestyle. The group says, "We are certain we have tens of thousands of DePuy ASR hip implant recipients 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. 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

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, because time could be running out to get identified. 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. 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."

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, lack of flexibility in the area of the hip, and elevated levels of cobalt in the blood stream of the hip implant recipient. 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? http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog says, "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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