Thousands Affected by Recall

For the last couple of weeks thousands of concerned hip replacement recipients began contacting personal injury attorneys after being faced with a second hip replacement surgery or lesser hip implant problems for the rest of their lives.

The Carabin Shaw Law Firm is one of the Personal Injury Law Firms that have been meeting with recipients who have questions and want a free consultation concerning the DePuy Hip Recall.

Everyone realizes that in today's world, large product recalls are nothing new. We Americans have unfortunately become accustomed to hearing of the latest recall on the nightly news and then looking in their cupboards or medicine cabinet and throwing a package away. When DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. owned by Johnson and Johnson issued a recall of its ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement and ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems on August 26, 2010, to the 93,000 hip replacement patients worldwide, the impact of such a massive product recall took on new meaning, especially for older hip replacement recipient patients.

Many of those affected by the massive recall, which have already contacted Law Firms, including the Carabin Shaw Law Firm, have voice real concerns and want answers. The DePuy hip recall was due to a high rate of failure, hip replacement problems so severe that 1 in 8 were shown to have had a second hip replacement surgery within 5 years according to a UK study referenced by DePuy in the recall.

The recalls of implants and other medical devices are somewhat a common event these days, but a hip replacement recall presents a greater level of uncertainty and worry given that the majority of hip replacement recipients are older, possibly already having other medical conditions or problems, and the hip replacement recovery process is arduous, causing pain and interrupting the persons day to day routine for months.

As persons with the recalled DePuy hip replacement implants meet with their physicians, across the United States this month and next to learn their fate, many are also calling personal injury lawyers for advice on their legal rights.

While DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. did commit to cover approved medical expenses for the recall, including monitoring and testing, concerns have been raised by experienced attorneys on which expenses won't be approved and the timeliness of payments, if any.

For those that are forced to endure a second hip replacement and are still working, such delays and red-tape could prove even more serious with the thoughts of lost income or even a lost job due to forced medical leave plus untold pain and suffering. The Carabin Shaw Law Firm has created this website devoted to this recall, in order to provide updated information and a way to seek out answers to common questions and to provide a platform to discuss the legal rights of those affected by the DePuy Hip Recall.

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