DePuy Wants Access to Your Private Medical Records

Johnson & Johnson recently retained Broadspire, a subsidiary of Crawford & Company, the world’s largest insurance and claims adjuster to handle hip recall lawsuits and related injury claims.

The company is attempting to gain access to medical Broadspire Hired by DePuyrecords belonging to individuals affected by the DePuy hip recall. Broadspire has sent out thousands of deceptive recall letters to hip replacement recall victims worldwide. Hip recall letters ask patients to sign medical authorization forms that release detailed information contained in medical records to the corporation and 3rd party contractors.

“It is NEVER in your best interest to sign any forms or releases from DePuy as it may endanger your personal injury claim. A qualified Attorney can ensure your rights are protected, you receive the best medical treatment possible, and obtain maximum compensation for pain and suffering,” said Hip Recall Lawyer, Larry Nagelberg of Nagelberg Bernard Law Group.

By releasing medical information to the company, hip recall victims waive their federally protected right to medical privacy. Any information released to DePuy can be used as evidence in court against them and affect the outcome of a hip recall claim.

DePuy Orthopaedic announced the hip recall on August 26, 2010 after the National Joint Registry (NJR) released a report that found ASR hip implants failed at an alarmingly high rate of up to 13% within five years of surgery. The hip implant recall may require 12,000 patients to undergo an unwanted and debilitating second hip replacement surgery.

DePuy hip recall lawsuits allege that DePuy Orthopaedic, Inc. a subsidiary of J & J was negligent in designing and marketing ASR hip implant systems as well as failing to warn patients and doctors of known problems.

Hip recall lawyers at Nagelberg Bernard Law Group are filing lawsuits on behalf of DePuy hip recall victims Nationwide. If you or a loved one has suffered because of a defective hip replacement device, contact our attorneys to determine if you have a valid hip recall claim.

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