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DePuy Orthopaedics, being aware of the trouble they have caused the patients who received their recalled hip replacements offered to reimburse the “out of the pocket” medical expenses of the patients.
DePuy Patients Continue to Fight For Proper Compensation Everson, Washington – Patients who have been part of the ASR recall that was announced by DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. had more than their fair share of trouble and pain because of the defective device that was implanted on their body. About 93,000 people all over the world are part of the worldwide recall of DePuy’s two hip replacement device, the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular system, and the DePuy ASR hip resurfacing system. DePuy Orthopaedics, being aware of the trouble they have caused the patients who received their recalled hip replacements offered to reimburse the “out of the pocket” medical expenses of the patients. However, it seems that the company offers less than what they are responsible for to the patients. Being part of the recall, which was due to the reported high revision rate of the products caused a lot of damage to the patients. Some patients have experienced symptoms such as pain in the groin, difficulty in walking and swelling the hip area. Some more unfortunate patients need to undergo revision surgery which means that the existing device will be removed from their body and another device would be implanted. Undergoing revision surgery poses a high risk to the health and safety of the patient. The procedure usually takes a lot longer than their first operation, since in the revision surgery, two processes would be done, the removal of the existing defective hip replacement device and the implant of the new device in the body. This means that they would take more time for the body to heal and recover from the surgery. Because of all the damages that the device has caused them, some patients who are part of the DePuy recalls decided to consult Hip recall lawyers to know that legal actions they can take about the matter. Expert lawyers, aside from giving patients legal advice on the matter can also represent them in court in case they decide to file DePuy hip recall class action. Some patients believe that filing lawsuits and taking the matter to the court is one of the best ways for them to get the proper compensation they deserve from the company, and not merely the reimbursement of “out of the pocket” expenses that the company offers them. Patients who have experienced a lot of problem because of being part of a recall are still hoping that they would be able to get what is right for them regarding the matter, and not just let the company get away with the responsibilities that they owe to the patients.
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