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. According to the data that was released by DePuy itself, about 12 to 13 percent or one out of every eight patients have are subject to this high revision rate.
The Damages Of Being Part of DePuy Recalls DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.’s recall on two of their hip replacement system, the ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing system on 2010 was probably one of the most controversial recalls that the history of medical equipments could record. About 93,000 people all over the world were implanted by the recalled hip replacement devices and they are all subject to the consequences of the recall. So why did DePuy Orthopaedics decided to recall its hip replacement products? The recall rooted from the reports that state that the devices have higher than normal revision rate. The patients who received the implant are subject to a five year revision rate which is a lot higher than the normal 15 year revision rate. According to the data that was released by DePuy itself, about 12 to 13 percent or one out of every eight patients have are subject to this high revision rate. Aside from the high revision rate of the products, there had been also reports of several symptoms that people implanted with the recalled hip replacements are experiencing. Some patients complains of pain in the groin, or other areas such as the hip or the leg, they also experience a hard time getting up from a seated position as well as difficulty in walking and carrying relatively heavy things. Usually, these are considered post surgical symptoms, but if they occur for a long time or they came back, they could be clear signs of problems with the implant such as being loosened or dislocated. Patients who have been part of the ASR recall are subject to a lot of trouble and damage. Even if some of them have not yet experienced the painful symptoms that the defective device causes, they still need to secure their health and safety and consult their doctors, which is apparently, something that would consume not only their money but also their time. DePuy has already announced that they are offering assistance to the patients who were part of the recall, saying that they would reimburse out of pocket expenses of the patients. Though this effort may sound appealing to some, there are other people like expert hip lawyers who believe the patients deserve more than what the company offers them and resorted into filing lawsuits against DePuy to ensure that they will get the right compensation that they deserve from the company.
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