Can a Hip Replacement Lawyer Help Me Determine If I Have a Recalled Hip System?

by admin on November 24, 2010

Can a Hip Replacement Lawyer Help Me Determine If I Have a Recalled Hip System?

No. The hip replacement lawyers at Rottenstein Law Group recommend that you consult with your primary care physician if you have any questions about your hip implant system. There are many reasons for this. While our lawyers may have some information about whether or not the DePuy recall affects your hip system, we strongly urge you to discuss these matters with your doctor. Just as your doctor may have limited information about your legal options in connection with the DePuy recall, your hip replacement lawyer will have very limited information about your  medical options. In both cases, you are much better served by consulting with more knowledgeable and experienced professionals.

What your hip replacement lawyer could tell you is that the recall affects the ASR XL Acetabular Hip System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System made by DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Only hip implant systems surgically implanted after July 2003 are part of the recall. Although the FDA never cleared them for use in the U.S., several thousand were implanted in Americans during a clinical trial allowed in a clearance known as a 510(k) approval.

If you have any questions about your implant, you should contact your orthopedic surgeon and/or the hospital where the implant surgery occurred. It may take some time for the medical facility or your surgeon to provide answers to your questions, but you should be prepared to request implant information in person and also be prepared to provide information required by that facility’s Release of Information (ROI) procedures.

Whether you choose one of our lawyers to be your hip replacement lawyer or not, we strongly recommend that you have a lawyer review any documentation DePuy, Johnson & Johnson or their legal representatives ask you to sign. Signing papers that you do not fully understand could result in you forfeiting your right to seek damages.


About the Author:
Rochelle Rottenstein a dedicated consumer products liability lawyer who for 25 years has diligently represented clients in mass tort and class actions. She is the principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, a firm that she founded specifically to improve the way victims seek compensation for their injuries. The Rottenstein Law Group has the necessary resources to help you every step of the way.
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