DuPuy recalled its ASR XL Acetabular System hips in July, but by that time the faulty hips were installed in approximately 93,000 people worldwide. The company wasn’t your friend when they allowed their hip prosthesis to be installed in patients despite early warning signs of failure, and they’re not your friend now.
As a North Charleston personal injury attorney, I’d like to warn patients who had DePuy’s ASR hip implants surgically installed to be warying of any contact they have with the company. There have been reports of DePuy contacting patients and having them sign a medical release form, which they could potentially take patient’s medical records and use them against them in court.
DePuy has also hired Broadspire, a division of Crawford and Company, which is the largest insurance and claims adjuster in the world. Patients need to understand that these large companies are only looking out for their interest.
Simply basing injuries and medical claims based on medical history is not sufficient to ensure DePuy patients are well. There are multiple tests patients need to undergo to ensure they are OK, including digital film, bone scan, MRI, blood tests, CT scans and Ultrasounds.
DePuy has a huge group of experienced lawyers on their side working to minimize their payout so it’s important that you have a DePuy hip recall lawyer looking out for you as well.