Choose a skilled Depuy Hip Recall Attorney to file a Depuy ASR Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Posted Dec 18 2012 11:45am
If you had a DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement and not very long afterwards began suffering unusual pain and discomfort and/or were told you must undergo revision surgery, you are advised to contact an experienced DePuy hip recall attorney as soon as possible.
• ASR XL Acetabular System, a total hip replacement device approved by the FDA for the U.S.
• ASR Hip Resurfacing System, a newer bone-conserving device used in a procedure not yet officially available in the U.S.
If you don’t know what model of hip replacement you’ve had implanted, contact your orthopedic surgeon or the hospital where you had your surgery. Ask for the Operating Report which will list all the components of your hip system.
Hip replacement surgery always produces some swelling, pain and difficulty walking. But when these types of symptoms go on and on, or they start again after healing seemed complete, patients should talk with their doctors as this may be a sign an implant is failing. Some people even experience fever, nausea or other unexplained symptoms.
If you have a DePuy ASR implant, ask your doctor to evaluate how your implant is functioning. You may also want to get a blood test to check for signs of microscopic metal particles around the implant—one indicator that the device is wearing out more quickly.
When you look for a DePuy hip recall attorney, look for someone who is experienced at helping people examine their situation with the viewpoint that they may be suffering as a result of corporate negligence or misconduct. Although DePuy has voluntarily recalled the two devices listed above, you may still be able to claim compensation by filing a DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuit.
Keep in mind that only an experienced DePuy hip recall attorney can guide you through the difficult legal process of filing a DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuit. You want an attorney who is not only skilled at finding the facts but who also treats his or her clients with the respect they deserve. Someone who responds promptly to questions, gives you all the facts, advises you on how to go through the legal obstacles with the least trouble, and pays attention to your wishes as he or she guides you. We at HendlerLaw are committed to helping people just like you—every one of us focuses on this type of work every day. Don’t hesitate to call with any questions, day or night, on our 24-hour line, 800.443.6353.