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Replacement Spinning Reels Penn

Hip Replacement Recipients Worldwide Oblivious To DePuy ASR Recall

By August of 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, issued a major hip replacement recall. Since DePuy had no official means of tracking hip implant recipients around the world, the arduous task of informing these patients was left to the orthopedists and surgeons who had performed the surgeries. Since it is estimated that 93,000 hip replacements were given to patients worldwide, it is expected that there would be numerous lawsuits filed on behalf of these patients. Currently, the number of lawsuits is only in the hundreds, but it is slowly increasing. This only proves that a significant number of the 93,000 recipients are completely unaware of a recall. ASR recipients often make the decision to address the issue by gaining the help of a legal counsel to help them recover the best lawsuit settlement possible.
 
There are explanations as to the disparity in number of hip replacement recipients versus the number of currently filed lawsuits. Many of the recipients may have just simply relocated without leaving a forwarding address for their physicians. This causes problems for a number of reasons.First, patients not experiencing any symptoms of hip implant failure or metallosis may not be seeking the proper medical care they need. Secondly, the longer these patients wait to have their claim evaluated by a hip replacement lawyer, the less time they will have to file a claim against DePuy in a timely manner.
 
Sobering statistics have been published against DePuy’s defective hip replacements as early as 2007, which have increased the urgency for recipients to consult with a hip replacement lawyer. Australia and the United Kingdom are two countries that have regulatory artificial joint registries and initially reported that the metal-on-metal devices failed 12 to13 percent of the time after only five years. More recent reports within the past several weeks have shown more ominous statistics with nearly 49 percent of these implants estimated to fail after six years. It is likely that many patients will need painful corrective surgeries that could have been prevented had DePuy focused on designing its products better and initiating a recall of its defective hip replacements earlier.
 
Thousands of patients worldwide may still be ignorant of a DePuy hip replacement recall. Recipients of hip replacements over the last several years need to determine if it was manufactured by DePuy. Once this has been confirmed, these patients should immediately consult with a hip replacement lawyer about getting compensation for damages they are entitled to.

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