Patients Have Until August 2012 To Get Settlements From DePuy Recalls
It has been estimated that there are about
93,000 individuals all over the world who
received the defective hip replacement
devices that were recalled by DePuy
Orthopaedics Inc. on August 2010. Many of
them have already contacted a competent
depuy hip recall lawyer to represent them in
Still, there are many who seem to be unaware
of the importance of being identified and
getting proper information on the legal actions they can take regarding the recall.
In the US alone, about 40,000 individuals have received the faulty hip implants in between 2005 and
early 2010, among this number, only 3,400 are identified by the legal court who handles cases regarding
the controversial DePuy recall hip.
Authorities are persuading those patients who are not yet contacting legal representatives about the
recall to show up as soon as possible because all their chances of being identified and getting the
rightful compensation for them would be gone after the deadline on August 2012.
Some of the patients who have been implanted by the recalled hip replacement device choose not to
file DePuy hip recall class action because they have not yet experienced problems with the device
implanted on them. The problem is, according to studies conducted on Metal on Metal hip devices, like
the DePuy hip replacements have showed that the device produces metal flakes on the blood stream
that can develop to serious health problems and can sometimes lead to crippling.
Apparently, there are underlying problems that comes with the faulty hip replacement device, and if you
do not take action before the looming deadline on August 2012, you would lose all your right to go after
the company that brought you all the trouble.
Patients who are part of the recall are eligible to file a depuy hip lawsuit against the manufacturing
company of the device but the law allows a limited time for them to do so, and in this case, they have
until August this year. Authorities are doubling their efforts to inform patients about the recall and the
actions they can take so that they can make sure that there wouldn’t be thousands of individuals who
would suffer the trouble of being implanted by a faulty device all by them.
If you or someone you know has been implanted by the DePuy ASR XL acetabular system or DePuy ASR
hip resurfacing system, you have to act now, or else all your chances would pass as the deadline nears.