The month of August in 2010 brought bad news for patients who had hip replacement surgery and received a DePuy Orthopaedics hip implant system. After receiving new data from the National Joint Registry (NJR) of England and Wales revealing that the five year revision rate for the ASR Hip Resurfacing System is about 12 percent and about 13 percent for the ASR XL Acetabular System, DePuy announced a recall of the defective hip implant systems.
Once DePuy receives confirmation that a patient has received an ASR hip implant, recall-related expenses can be documented and submitted for reimbursement. DePuy will address medical costs directly associated with the recall of the ASR Hip System. These costs relate to recall-related patient out-of-pocket expenses, such as co-pays, deductable expenses, lost wages and travel costs, related to revision surgeries. DePuy will cover expenses for testing and treatment. Although this seems simple enough, it is important for patients to ensure that their rights are protected during the process of obtaining full and just compensation from DePuy.
At the Law Offices of Renee J. Nordstrand, our dedicated Santa Barbara DePuy hip implant failure lawyers are dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation for each patient harmed by DePuy’s negligent hip implant testing and manufacturing. If you have suffered as the result of the DePuy implant in California, contact us today for a free consultation. Call (805) 962-2022.