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US Drug Watchdog Dramatically Increases Their Efforts To Get All Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recipients Identified To The Best Possible Attorneys Before Time Runs Out

June 25, 2012

The US Drug Watchdog is warning all recipients of the recalled DePuy ASR that it is vital they get identified by the best possible attorneys, even if their metal-on-metal hip implant device has not yet failed because of what could be a looming deadline of August 2012 to have all Depuy ASR hip implant recipients identified. The US Drug Watchdog is offering any now recalled DePuy ASR hip implant recipient the names, and contacts of who they believe to be the most capable attorneys, or national caliber law firms. The US Drug Watchdog says,”The DePuy ASR hip implants are failing, or have failed at an unacceptably high rate. As a result there was a recall on this hip implant device in August of 2010. DePuy ASR hip implants were surgically implanted on about 40,000 US citizens between 2005 and mid 2010. What terrifies us is only about 3400 individuals have been identified by the federal court in Ohio that is handling the litigation. We intend to do everything possible to change this dynamic with the goal being every DePuy ASR recipient gets identified by the court, and we can suggest attorneys to streamline the process. If you, or a loved one has had a hip replacement involving the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, please call us immediately at 866-714-6466.” http://USDrugWatchdog.com

(PRWEB) June 25, 2012

The US Drug Watchdog says, “Our DePuy ASR recalled hip implant initiative is one of our most important recalled medical device initiatives of ever. Unfortunately, because of lack of publicity most recalled DePuy ASR recipients may not understand the sense of urgency. The settlements could be over $100,000 per victim. Because of this, we are strongly encouraging family members or loved ones of anyone receiving a hip implant between 2005 and early 2010 to ask if it was a DePuy ASR hip implant.” According to court records the DePuy ASR hip implant was sold as the right hip implant for younger adults who wanted to have an active or athletic lifestyle. The US Drug Watchdog says, “We could believe there are tens of thousands of DePuy ASR hip implant victims in the US, and because of age, or not wanting to go through a hip replacement revision surgery again, they say nothing. Nothing is more important to us than trying to get them some meaningful help, that includes the best possible attorneys. At this point we do not care if the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant device has not yet failed. We want to make certain all recipients are identified, in the event of a premature failure down the road.” For more information about the DePuy ASR hip implant recall please call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.com

The US Drug Watchdog indicates symptoms of the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant failure include:

  • Pain in the Hip Region
  • Problems While Walking or The Inability to Walk
  • Swelling of the Hip
  • General Discomfort
  • Lack of Flexibility
  • Elevated levels of cobalt in the blood stream of the DePuy ASR hip implant

The US Drug Watchdog is the premier advocate for medical device recipients, and pharmaceutical safety in the United States. The group says, “We think it is vital to get all DePuy ASR recipients identified now, because in our opinion it is a very important way to protect their future.” For more information please contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

DePuy ASR Case Number Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL No. 2197

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