Most people probably know that DePuy Orthopaedics is the manufacturer of metal-on-metal hip implants, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Last August of 2010, they issued a recall on all their implants, and so the issue became even more talked-about. Thousands have aired out their complaints about the DePuy hip recall, and it was confirmed that the complications of having a faulty implant have taken their toll on the recipients. In fact, about 93,000 Americans have felt terrible hip pain, difficulty moving, headache and blood cobalt and chromium toxicity.
The truth is, a lot of allegations have been pointed at DePuy, and they all claim that the Johnson & Johnson company was already well aware of the defects found within the hip implants. What makes it so frustrating is that the Food and Drug Administration did not intervene until thousands of victims have vented out their complaints. until the FDA intervened. All because of their desire to earn millions in profit, the patients themselves have to pay the price when all they ever wanted was to achieve a healthy and normal life. Even doctors cannot be trusted, at least some of them. Apparently, some physicians are working ‘hand-in-hand’ with DePuy, acting as their little consultants. They subtly convince their patients to purchase DePuy implants, and when the defects take their toll, they ask them to drop any charges filed.
What should matter is that the victims of the DePuy recall should be compensated for the damages, such as pain, suffering, expenses for hospital bills, medications, tests and many more. Still confused? Ask your hip recall lawyer about your options.