DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Defend Orthopaedic Surgeons

As New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall lawyers, we are frequently asked whether or not DePuy hip recall patients can trust their orthopaedic surgeons to give them honest, fair, and impartial advice regarding the recall. After all, this orthopaedic surgeon was the one who initially recommended the patient receive the DePuy product in the first place. However, while a small percentage of orthopaedic surgeons may have initially been offered financial incentives by DePuy and Johnson & Johnson to utilize the implant that has since been recalled, many surgeons likely chose the implant based on DePuy’s marketing of the benefits of its … [Read more...]

Patients with Bilateral DePuy Hip Implants: Contact an Attorney

As New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall lawyers, we have been posting DePuy hip recall information since the news was made public. We hope this legal information has been helpful to anyone affected by the recall. Multiple Hip Implants, Multiple Surgeries, More Compensation? Most DePuy hip recall patients have had a single DePuy hip replacement. However, many times, an orthopaedic patient will require both hips to be replaced in a surgery called a bilateral hip replacement surgery. Unfortunately, for those patients who have had a bilateral hip-replacement surgery with the recalled DePuy hip implant, the recall is twice as … [Read more...]

Will A New DePuy Hip Implant Replace My Defective DePuy Implant?

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall lawyer, I have been posting on various DePuy hip recall topics and trying to answer questions that patients and victims may have about the recall. One question that many DePuy hip recall patients have is, "What type of hip implant should be used to replace the defective DePuy hip implant?" Naturally, many victims do not want another DePuy hip implant. You know the old saying, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." As a New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall lawyer, I am strongly encouraging DePuy hip recall patients to ask their surgeons for implant options … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Design Flaw Still A Mystery

This DePuy Hip Recall article is one in a series of posts designed to provide DePuy hip implant patients with information regarding the hip implant recall. DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Answer Questions One of the questions patients have asked is, "What is the defect that is causing these implants to fail?" Not surprisingly, DePuy Orthopaedics is not telling its DePuy hip implant patients anything of substance regarding why these DePuy hip implants are failing and why they have issued this hip recall. But, DePuy won’t be able to keep its secrets for long. Ultimately, because of the lawsuits, DePuy representatives will have to testify, … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Lists 4 Things Patients Should Know

If you are a victim of the DePuy hip recall, there are few things you should know: 1. Not all DePuy hip implants are being recalled. As a New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall lawyer, I get many telephone calls and emails from patients who have had hip replacements. As we posted on December 2, 2010, only certain DePuy hip implants are subject to the recall. Please click on the next link to read whether or not your hip implant is part of the DePuy hip recall. 2. Your implant will need to be replaced whether or not you are having symptoms. We are often asked, "Do I need to have my DePuy hip implant replaced if I’m not … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers: ASR XL Hip Implant

As a Depuy hip recall lawfirm, we have previously posted information regarding the Depuy Orthopaedics recall of the DePuy ASR XL hip implant. As a Depuy hip recall lawyer, I have been asked many times, “What’s the big deal with this hip recall? Don’t all hip implants eventually fail?” The easy answer about hip implants is Yes. DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Represent Recall Victims As we have posted previously, all hip recall lawyers will explain that a partial or total hip implant is not a cure for hip pain. However, what makes this Depuy hip recall so unusual is the extraordinarily high failure rate as compared to DePuy’s hip implant … [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...]

Are You Seeking Legal Representation Against DePuy Orthopaedics?

Everday, the Consumer Product Safety Commision issues information about defective products that are being recalled. Many people are wondering, "Are these types of defective product recalls the same as the DePuy Orhtopaedics hip implant recall?" The simple answer is no. Ordinarily, if you purchase a defective product and it is recalled, you simply have to stop using the product and return it for a refund. Although it is inconvenient, it is a very simple issue to resolve. However, a recall involving a defective hip implant is not quite so simple. These are some of the steps that must be taken. Determine if your surgery was before or … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Implants Release Toxic Metallic Debris Into Bloodstream

Recently, there has been a lot of news surrounding the recall of the DePuy Orthopaedics defective hip implant system. The product recall occurred after a medical study in Great Britain revealed that this hip implant had up to a 13% failure rate within the first five years of surgery. And, as if early hip replacement failure and the necessity of additonal surgery wasn't bad enough, the wear and tear from these defective hip implants is resulting in the flow of metallic debris throughout the bloodstream. What are these metals? Chromium and Cobalt. These metals are not found in your local vitamin store: Chromium is a chemical element … [Read more...]

Are all DePuy Orthopaedics Hip Implants Defective?

Recently, we have been asked if ALL DePuy hip implants are defective. Currently, there is no real answer because it is simply too soon to interperet the data on these defective DePuy hip implants. What is known is that the recall affects the ASR XL Acetabular System, which is used for total hip replacements, as well as the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, which is used in a newer kind of procedure involving bone conservation. The ASR Hip Resurfacing System has not yet been approved in the United States, but according to Johnson & Johnson, some patients may have gotten these implants through a clinical trial when the company was seeking FDA … [Read more...]