DePuy Hip Recall Due to FDA Loophole?

As DePuy hip recall attorneys, we have heard many disturbing reports which place the blame for the DePuy hip recall squarely at the doorstep of the United States .

FDA “Approves” Implants by Default

Although most hip implant patients assumed that their hip replacement manufacturer (e.g., DePuy, Zimmer, Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, etc.) received approval from the FDA for their device, this assumption is not entirely accurate. new jersey philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers careless FDA approvalFor years, the FDA has permitted a regulatory loophole under FDA 510(k) which permits the release of new medical devices like the DePuy hip implant, Zimmer NexGen knee implant, and other medical devices, to be placed onto the market without first receiving a comprehensive review by the FDA. How? Because this loophole permits implant manufacturers, like DePuy, to obtain FDA approval if a medical device manufacturer shows that its device is “substantially equivalent” in safety and effectiveness to another FDA approved device.

Ironically, although DePuy claimed its ASR XL Acetabular or Resurfacing implants were “substantially equivalent” to other hip implants, DePuy was not required to make its product out of the same metals as already existing marketed hip implants. As such, reports have shown that the FDA never considered the effects of the chromium and cobalt metals used in DePuy’s hip implants. As a result, consumer advocates have argued that the FDA allowed DePuy to use – without any FDA testing- potentially hazardous metals in a medical device without proper oversight.

DePuy Hip Recall Attorneys in New Jersey and Philadelphia

The DePuy hip recall shows the potential danger in this process. What is the lesson? All potential hip implant patients should specifically ask whether their hip implant device has received formal FDA approval or was approved through the FDA 510(k) loophole. As a New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall lawyer, we strongly encourage and current recipients of a DePuy hip replacement to contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

Let the team at the Mininno Law Office earn you the compensation you need and deserve.

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

new jersey philadelphia depuy hip recall lawyers second opinion hip implantAs 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 other than the DePuy hip implants. Only your doctor can tell you which hip implant is best for you, but if a doctor tries to push for a DePuy replacement, I urge you to get a second, independent medical opinion.

Why Seek A Second Opinion?

There are some reports that surgeons have a financial affiliation with DePuy and therefore would likely favor a DePuy hip implant over other hip implant manufacturers. DePuy hip replacement patients should be concerned about any potential conflict of interest between a surgeon and DePuy.

Patients: Speak up!

Be your own advocate. All DePuy hip recall patients should specifically ask his or her surgeon whether or not they have any financial relationship or connection to DePuy Orthopaedics or Johnson & Johnson. And remember; no matter what the surgeon recommends, you always have the final say as to what type of hip implant will be used to replace your defective DePuy hip implant.

DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If you or a loved one have received a defective DePuy hip implant from a recent hip replacement surgery, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. The DePuy hip recall lawyers at the Mininno Law Office are capable of earning you full and fair compensation, as opposed to what DePuy will offer should you not contact an attorney. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

Let the Mininno Law Office team fight for your rights to compensation.