Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR Hip Recall
In August 2010 Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics recalled ALL of it’s ASR hip replacement implants around the world. That recall affected more than 30,000 people in the United States alone. These patients are now playing a medical waiting game. Here are the steps you can take right now to protect your health and your future if you currently have or had a DePuy ASR metal on metal hip replacement.
What Should I Do Right Now?
- Hire an Attorney. You need an experienced medical product liability attorney to represent you immediately.
- Don’t wait. By law you only have a limited period of time to file your case.
- Don’t sign anything at all. First consult with a metal on metal hip replacement recall law firm such as Maglio Christopher & Toale, PA. Otherwise, you could sign away important rights. Also, don’t let DePuy or a company named Broadspire pay for any treatment or testing without knowing the implications. They may be able to use certain results against you in court.
- No Symptoms? You should still talk to your orthopedic surgeon, internist, and a knowledgeable attorney because you may have other hidden problems from the defective hip, such as cobalt chromium metal poisoning in your bloodstream or in the tissue around your hip.
Questions to Ask an Attorney
Why your Firm?
Maglio Christopher & Toale, PA has focused its practice on defective hip replacement cases for many years. Our Firm filed what we believe was the first suit involving a metal on metal hip replacement in the United States in 2008, over four years before the DePuy ASR was even recalled. Our Firm had filed a lawsuit involving a DePuy ASR hip replacement before the DePuy ASR was even recalled. Find out what experience any law firm you are considering has in litigating orthopedic joint replacement cases.
Will the attorney come to me wherever I live?
One of our attorneys working on your case will travel to you and meet with you in the comfort of your home. Our visit lets us get to know you and your family better. Understanding how your defective hip implant has hurt your every day life helps us make a stronger case for you in court.
Will you refer my case out to someone else?
Maglio Christopher & Toale, PA does NOT refer your case out. Our attorneys handle ALL cases themselves, so you always know who is representing you. We do work in partnership with the Kansas City, Missouri law firm of Nash & Franciskato on all metal on metal hip replacement cases. Our Firms do this so as to as effectively as possible represent our clients across the nation with defective metal on metal hip replacements. We also work with local counsel across the nation, but our attorneys are your direct contact in all aspects of your case.
What fees do you charge?
You should never pay an up front fee for a lawyer to represent your hip recall case. You will only pay a fee to Maglio Christopher & Toale, PA if we win a judgment in your case, or negotiate a cash settlement.