DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers – How Much Do They Cost?

We are frequently asked by clients how much will it cost to hire a Depuy hip recall attorney to represent them in a lawsuit for the defective hip recall. After all, if defective hip replacement patients make the claim against DePuy themselves, they won't have to pay attorney's fees. DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis In these tough times, we know that many Depuy hip replacement patients do not have the resources to pay a lawyer to represent them in their fight to seek fair compensation for a defective hip manufactured by Depuy. Fortunately, the Mininno Law Office and its New Jersey and Philadelphia Depuy hip recall … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Hits Senior Citizens Hardest

As a DePuy hip recall lawfirm, we have begun noticing a disturbing trend regarding the population base mainly affected by the DePuy hip recall. Not surprisingly, research shows that most hip implant patients are senior citizens. Similarly, most patients who have been affected by the DePuy hip recall are senior citizens. There are certainly many younger patients affected by the DePuy hip recall, so why are the majority of the DePuy hip recall patients senior citizens? DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Help Senior Citizens As our bodies age, our hip joints tends to be more susceptible to physiological conditions such as osteoarthritis, … [Read more...]

Why is DePuy’s Recall different from other Recalls?

What makes DePuy's recall different than other recalls? Many people have questions regarding DePuy Orthopaedics' August 2010 recall of the ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System. If you are not one of the 93,000 patients affected by the DePuy hip implant recall , you may ask, "what's the big deal?" DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Explain DePuy Recall There are product recalls every day and rarely do these recalls spark lawsuits. But the DePuy recall is expected to result in thousands and thousands of lawsuits. What is the difference? The difference is that the recall is on a device that has already been fully implanted into 93,000 patients and … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Scoff at DePuy’s “Generous” Offer

As a DePuy hip recall lawfirm, we have been watching the DePuy website to see whether they are really interested in paying full and fair compensation to anyone who was harmed by one of the ASR hip implant systems that were recalled. DePuy has made many public statements proclaiming that they were concerned and looking out for the best interests of their hip implant patients. However, these public statements are inconsistent with DePuy's hip implant claims policy. DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Want You to be Compensated In the Johnson & Johnson subsidary's first press release, which was sent out on August 26, 2010, they boasted that they … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Fight for Full and Fair Compensation

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip implant recall firm, we have posted information regarding the recent market withdrawal of the DePuy ASR hip implant systems. On its web site, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary claims that it will cover medical costs for the victims of these defective hip implants. Specifically, it states "DePuy intends to cover reasonable and customary costs of treatment if you need services associated with the recall of ASR including revision surgery if it is necessary.” This sounds good, right? But what does this promise really mean? Depuy Hip Recall Attorneys Clarify Empty Promises As a DePuy recall … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Implant Recall: What Should DePuy Pay For?

As a New Jersey DePuy hip replacement recall attorney, I am often asked why it would be unfair for DePuy to pay only for out of pocket medical costs and wage loss, and not to pay for other compensatory damages such as pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment. Many believe that the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary did not intentionally design, manufacture, market, and sell a defective hip implant. The argument goes that since the company did not act intentionally, it should not have to pay full compensatory damages. This argument is one that is made in all types of case, not just defective product cases involving medical devices. As a trial lawyer, … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Implant Recall – Johnson & Johnson Knew of Complications

As a New Jersey DePuy Hip Implant recall lawyer, I have been providing potential recall claimants with information about the DePuy hip implant recall. As we have written, in August in 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of giant pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of its orthopaedic products; the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System. DePuy ASR Hip Resurafacing System The ASR Hip Resurfacing System was first introduced worldwide in 2003 and was only approved for use outside of the United States. The ASR hip resurfacing system was a partial hip replacement that involved placing a metal chromium … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Implant – Was Yours Recalled?

As a New Jersey and Pennsylvania DePuy Hip Implant Recall lawyer, I receive many telephone calls from hip replacement patients. Many of these folks have done their own independent internet research and have seen numerous websites discussin different hip implants that have been recalled over the years. The most recent hip implant recall involves Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. DePuy Orthopaedics is a fully owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson that designs, manufactures, and markets orthopaedic and reconstructive hardware for the spine, knee, shoulders, and other joints. Not all of DePuy’s products are being … [Read more...]

DePuy Defective Hip Implants; How Were They Approved?

A common question among consumers who suddenly find themselves affected by a product recall is, "What is the process for FDA approval?" As a DePuy Hip Implant Recall attorney, I hear the question quite often. Surprisingly, the process is rather simple for products such as hip, knee, and shoulder replacements and parts. DePuy Hip Implant Approval Process According to the FDA, DePuy's first step towards FDA approval is the successfull completion of a number of clinical testing procedures set up by the FDA. However, in this instance, DePuy was able to avoid FDA scrutiny and it's screening process by using a legal 'back door," which … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Implant Removal – Who Pays?

Many patients that have had the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant are concerned about the potential health risk posed by the release of medical particles into the blood stream. Even if the DePuy hip implant seems to be in perfect working order, some patients are insisting that their orthopaedic surgeons remove these hip implants before they become sick or experience hip symptoms. However, if a patient is not experiencing medical symptoms, that patient's health insurance will likely not cover the cost of a DePuy hip implant removal. I Have a DePuy Hip Implant and I want it Removed Before it Starts Causing Harm - What Can I Do? Well, you … [Read more...]