Atlanta, GA (Vocus) October 13, 2010
The law firm of Cash Krugler and Fredericks, Atlanta defective product attorneys, is helping people who have been injured from the implant of two defective DePuy Orthopaedics products, the ASR XL Acetabular Head System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The firm is helping patients understand their rights to compensation for injuries received from the defective implants.
DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson and Johnson, is recalling the ASR XL Acetabular Head System and ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems due to issues regarding contamination of tissues from cobalt and chrome ions that can be released into the body from metal-to-metal friction from defects in the artificial hip system. The friction comes from artificial joints that do not fit properly or fail prematurely. The artificial hip products have been implanted in over 90,000 patients and statistics show that within 5 years of receiving one of the DePuy hips over 12% of patients need surgeries to remove and replace the faulty hip implants.
According to an article on the Injury Board Network, the company has known about the defective hip products for a number of years, but failed to maintain records regarding specific patients that received the company’s artificial hip implants. Surgeons are being asked provide records of the patients who received the artificial hips and may be having problems with the defective products. Patients with the defective hip implants are now being asked to sign over access to their medical records and possession of the defective implant. In the Injury Board Article the company is accused of asking for patient's medical records and defective implants by suggesting that by handing over the records, their medical expenses would be reimbursed. CKandF attorneys are altering patients that giving DePuy control of their medical records and or a defective hip implant they are giving away control of valuable evidence that could make the difference in winning a lawsuit. CKandF recommends that patients who have been injured by DePuy’s defective hips contact them immediately to get the proper personal injury attorney representation before they sign away important rights.
CKandF defective product attorneys warn that any authorization allowing DePuy Orthopaedics access to a patient’s medical records may leave the patient in a vulnerable position when it comes to being able to collect damages. If a patient allows DePuy to take possession of the defective hip implant they may damage their ability to collect remuneration in future lawsuits. Before either of these important pieces of evidence are given up to the Johnson and Johnson Division, Patients need to consult a personal injury attorney like the professionals at CKandF.
David Krugler of CKandF commented on the DePuy Orthopaedics defective hip implants. “At Cash Krugler and Fredericks we are extremely concerned about these faulty hip implants and the way DePuy Orthopaedics has attempted to get access to injured patient’s medical records and defective hip implants. We want to help patients get the remuneration they are due for their injuries caused by the DePuy replacement hips. No hip implant patient should give DePuy any medical records or faulty hip implants without consulting with a law firm skilled in dealing with these types of claims.”
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