Archive for the ‘hip recall’ Category

FDA Reports DePuy ASR Hip Implants Failing at Alarming Rate

Metal on metal hip implants like the DePuy ASR hip replacement system have been found to be defective and pulled off the market in a massive global recall.

What Raises Risks of Post-Surgery Complications?

The risks associated with hip surgery rise due to certain factors, including age, gender, ethnicity, and weight.

Misleading Ads Published in DePuy’s Brochure

DePuy’s ads are misleading because they market their hip as allowing for higher range of motion, when in reality many hips have failed.

What To Do After Getting a Letter from DePuy

After receiving a letter from DePuy, hip surgery patients should take a few precautions to ensure your rights are protected.

Hip Replacement Recall Questions and Answers

Needless to say, it can be a worrying, painful, and frustrating experience dealing with the failure of your […]

DePuy ASR Hip Replacement 50% Failure Rate

A joint medical research report released by the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Hip Society stated that […]

Help Hotline and Release Forms Can Be Used Against Patients

DePuy Orthopaedics’ hotline and medical release form are used to extract information from patients which could be used against them in litigation.

DePuy’s Offer to Pay Out-of-Pocket Expenses Not Enough

DePuy has offered to pay for out-of-pocket expenses, however these do not cover potential costs such as caregivers, assistive devices and home modifications.

Doctors Paid by Medical Companies to Promote Their Drugs

Drug companies employ doctors to market their prescription medications to the public.

Taxpayers Face Financial Burden of Hip Surgeries

Taxpayers must bear the financial burdens of hip revision surgeons, which are often expensive and complicated.

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