All components of the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System are part of the DePuy hip recall. Settlement of many of the claims is anticipated. The manufacturer recommends certain steps for patients to take if they have one of the recalled implants. If you have suffered from complications please contact us for the most recent DePuy hip recall class action lawsuit news.
These steps include:
• Schedule an appointment with your surgeon. Your doctor will be able to evaluate how your hip is functioning.
• If you are experiencing pain or difficulty walking, contact your surgeon. He or she will perform tests to evaluate your hip replacement. Based on that evaluation, your surgeon will discuss next steps with you.
• Your visit to the orthopaedic surgeon may include a blood test that indicates the level of microscopic metal particles around your hip. If the blood test indicates a high level of these particles, your surgeon may want to do a second blood test three months later. These levels may be high even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, so this blood testing is very important.
The manufacturer also recommends that patients should consult with their orthopaedic surgeon. Most people with ASR hip implants do not experience problems however if you do have a problem, your doctor has detailed information and can determine the best course of testing and treatment.
The DePuy hip recall does not necessarily mean you will need to have the hip implant removed. Most people with ASR hip implants do not experience problems. However, it is important that you follow up with your surgeon on an annual basis for the first five years after your ASR Hip surgery – even if you are not experiencing symptoms – to ensure that your hip continues to work well.
In some cases, your surgeon may order additional blood testing or imaging to evaluate how your hip is functioning. Your surgeon will determine the best monitoring plan for you and discuss treatment solutions should they be needed. If you don’t know who performed your hip replacement surgery, ask your primary care physician or the hospital where the surgery took place.
We represent all patients that are part of the DePuy hip recall on a contingency basis which means that there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please call toll free or fill out our short online contact form and a DePuy hip recall class action lawsuit attorney will contact you to answer any of your questions.
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