Do You Have a DePuy Hip Replacement?
Our Lawyers Help You Recover Compensation
In July of 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. recalled its * ASR hip replacement
systems. This worldwide recall included two Johnson & Johnson replacement
devices manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics as well: the * ASR XL Acetabular
System and the * ASR Hip Resurfacing System.
Early failure of the devices resulting in approximately 12 to 13 percent
of patients' requiring a "revision" surgery are because
the * ASR devices can deteriorate, resulting in small pieces of toxic
metal depositing into your bloodstream or even complete device failure.
Second hip surgeries are often more difficult and painful than the original
hip replacement procedures. It is important to determine if you are at risk.
Being placed in harm’s way due to the use of a medical device is
unacceptable. Product manufacturers have the responsibility to ensure
that you are safe when relying on their devices. During these difficult
times, you are not a case number to the personal injury attorneys at The
Law Offices of Dan A. Robin, Jr., LLC Call now to talk with our team.
Determining If You Need the Help of Our Injury Attorneys
There have been some incidents associated with the use of Johnson &
Johnson and DePuy hip replacement devices that have warranted a recall.
Don’t let your
injuries go by the wayside during these times. Contact a medical professional and
a trusted St. Bernard Parish attorney if you have found yourself with
any of the symptoms associated with these devices.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, it could be a sign that
your * ASR hip replacement system is defective:
- Hip, thigh or groin pain
- Pain while walking or in day to day movement
- Pain or difficulty rising from a seated position
- Pain carrying things or bearing weight
- Swelling or tenderness in the hip, thigh or groin region
However, keep in mind it is important to visit your doctor even in the
absence of pain or discomfort, as it could take time for the problems
associated with the metal particles to become evident. Your doctor will
perform a blood test to determine if you have any heightened levels of
metal particles in the blood around your hip. In the event that you need
testing or revision surgery, keep track of all your medical expenses.
Dedicated Advocacy For Over 20 Years
At The Law Offices of Dan A. Robin, Jr., LLC we want to be certain you
have experienced legal counsel on your side in the event you need to make
a claim. We believe DuPuy put its own profits before patient well-being
and will be looking to settle out of court with patients as quickly and
cheaply as possible. Our defense team is here to assure you will get full
compensation for any injuries you have suffered for our clients in Chalmette
and St. Bernard Parish.
If you think that you have may have received a defective * ASR hip device,
you should immediately call your doctor and
contact our office for a free consultation. You will need an experienced attorney who will
represent your interests and make the whole process as painless as possible.