On August 24, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a company owned by Johnson & Johnson, issued a recall for its ASR XL Acetabular System and its DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System because of higher than average revision rates, discussed in detail here on our website, and in our blog post entitled Syracuse DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawyers Review Timing of Recall In New York.
New York defective DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuits are soon to follow. According to a Medical Quack press release, two days before DePuy announced the recall it sent a letter to orthopedic surgeons to alert them of the impending recall. Apparently, the letter was accompanied by an informational packet and a medical release form for doctors to provide to the patients who received DePuy implants. The Medical Quack press release also reported that DePuy offered orthopedic surgeons $50.00 for every medical release signed by one of their patients.
The Syracuse defective implant lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, want to know why, if true, there is a need to compensate surgeons for securing patient medical records. “We strongly encourage patients with a DePuy hip to avoid signing that form,” said Anthony S. Bottar, Esq. a New York defective hip recall lawyer with Syracuse-based Bottar Leone, PLLC. Bottar is a DePuy hip recall lawyer with experience handling other mass tort cases. “By signing that form, a patient gives DePuy the right to review all of the patients confidential medical records and x-rays. It may even give DePuy the right to take control of the explanted hip device after a revision surgery.”
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of product liability cases, including those that are brought against a medical device manufacturer for a defective implant or prosthesis. If your or a loved one have a DePuy hip implant, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, disability, and pain and suffering.
To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Syracuse personal injury attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.