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War Veteran a Victim of ASR Hip Implant Recall

A decorated Gulf war veteran who underwent hip replacement surgery is one of thousands of innocent Americans that now require a painful second surgery due to defective hip implants recalled by corporate giant Johnson & Johnson. The veteran’s defective hip, replaced 3 years ago, now causes so much pain he can barely walk. Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Depuy Orthopaedic, Inc. supplied the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System involved in the defective hip implant recall.

Out of the 93,000 people worldwide that underwent hip replacement surgery, an estimated 12,500 may be affected by the hip implant recall and require a second painful surgery called hip revision surgery to correct the defective hip replacement. Orthopedic surgeons expect the percentage of ASR hip replacement patients with defective hip implants to rise.

Personal injury lawyers across the nation are filing product liability lawsuits on behalf of defective hip implant replacement victims.

Product liability attorney, Larry Nagelberg of Nagelberg Bernard Law Group said, “Johnson and Johnson charged patients for their initial defective hip implant and now ASR hip replacement victims may be forced to pay for the hip revision surgery on their own.” Nagelberg continued, “As a personal injury attorney, I intend to protect the rights of defective hip implant victims and promise to ensure that they receive considerable compensation for their injury and are treated with the dignity and respect deserved.

Hip implant replacement surgery and hip implant revision surgery are intensive medical treatments that can cost as much as $30,000. The operation often requires 2-4 days of hospitalization and sometimes months of physical therapy rehabilitation.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of a defective hip replacement device, contact the personal injury attorneys at Nagelberg Bernard Law Group to determine if you have a hip replacement recall claim.

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