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Hip Replacement Helpline, New York Depuy Hip Replacement Lawyers

The DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline New York and NYC and DePuy Hip Recall lawyers NY, NYC are helping people injured by the DePuy Hip replacement recall in: Albany, Binghamton, Bronx, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Catskills, Chautauqua, Elmira, Fairfield, Finger lakes, New Rochelle, White Plains, Glen falls, Hudson Valley, Ithaca, Long Island, Suffolk, Nassau, Manhatten,Nanuet, Nyack, Spring Valley, Oneonta, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Queens, Rochester, Staten island, Syracuse, Rockland County, Twin Tiers, Utica, Watertwown, Westchester and all of New York State.

Call the DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline New York and  NYC  and speak to a NY licensed Medical Social Worker with over 20 years experience working  in rehabilitation settings.  We understand the trauma of a failed hip replacement. This is not a recalled car part, this is something implanted in your body. We are empathetic to seniors, adults and children who have  failed Depuy hip Replacements. According to  the medical MSW who runs the helpline "The company, it appears, knew the risk and failed to warn physicians and patients about the risk." I have read that DePuy shut the plant down in late 2009 and continued to sell the implants.”"Many of our callers need multiple revision surgeries and have infections and serve complications"."Yet another patient told  us about  seeing five doctors in a year. He was told not to worry or they just gave him pain medication. His doctors seemed insensitive and stand offish. He eventually had to have extensive surgery" "The stories are horrific with pain and suffering". If you are suffering from a failed DePuy, see your Orthopedic surgeon. Get a second opinion if necessary and  Call the Hip Replacement Helpline and speak to a DePuy Hip Replacement lawyer about your recalled DePuy. You also must have your blood levels checked for Chromium and Cobalt metal toxcity. This comes from metal particles entering the bloodstream from the mental on metal rubbing. Metal toxicity is very serious and must be monitored.

History of the Recalled DePuy Hip Replacement

DePuy  Metal on Metal  Hip Implants were introduced worldwide in July of 2003. These hip Implants  were first  used in the United States in 2005. DePuy pushed the approval of the DePuy  Hip Implant devices through the FDA on what is known as the fast track. This expedited FDA approval process, commonly known as the 510(k) Process, allows medical devices to avoid the rigorous clinical trials if the manufacturer can show that the device is "substantially equivalent" to other medical devices already approved by the FDA. DePuy persuaded the FDA that the ASR XL Hip System TM was similar to previously approved metal-on-metal hip implants. DePuy claimed that the ASR XL Hip System TM did not "raise any new issues of safety or effectiveness."
In December 2009, the Depuy ASR Hip Implant TM devices were recalled from the Australian market.
In March 2010, DePuy first notified doctors in the United States of the high failure rate of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant TM system based upon the Australian Joint Replacement Registry data.
On August 26, 2010, DePuy announced the voluntary recall of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant systems.

The  Hip Replacements Implants recalled are:

  • Depuy ASR XL Acetabular System TM
  • Depuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System TM

 Hip Implants that have been recalled other then the DePuy Hip Replacement are:

  • Zimmer Durom Cup
  • Stryker Trident PSL
  • Stryker Trident Hemispherical Acetubular Cup
 
Side Effects and Complications
  • Thigh pain
  • Pain upon walking
  • Pain when standing from a seated position
  • Unexplained hip pain
  • Infection
  • Metal products of the device coming off and showing in blood tests
  • Groin pain
  • Grinding or popping noise
  • change in positioning of the hip replacement device
  • Pain with weight bearing

Cobalt Toxicity  Implant Alert

If you have a DePuy Hip replacement you must check your blood levels for high levels of Chromium and Cobalt. A high level of toxicity is characterized by symptoms of vision impairment, hearing loss, pain, swelling, and “brain fog.” This toxicity can cause allergic reactions and even death

You must monitor chromium and cobalt levels in the bloodstream on a regular basis if you have a DePuy Hip Replacement.

    COBALT POISONING SYMPTOMS

  •     Gastrointestinal Problems
  •     Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  •     Thyroid Problems
  •     Kidney Failure
  •     Skin Disorders
  •     Hemorrhage
  •     Pulmonary Syndrome

    CHROMIUM POISONING CAN CAUSE

  •     Elevated Cancer Risks
  •     Reproductive System Problems
  •     DNA Mutations
  •     Impaired Liver Function

What should you do?

  • If you have a DePuy hip Replacement Implant you must get tested for Cobalt or Chromium levels in your blood. This is whether you have complications or side effects
  • If you have any of the complications listed you must see your Orthopedic Surgeon immediately to discuss revision surgery.
  • If revision surgery is advised or if you have toxic levels in your bloodstream you must contact the DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline  for a DePuy lawyer to be advised of your rights and the appropriate next step to protect your rights.

Congress has Heard the Voice of the Victims

Apparently these concerns have finally gotten to our officials in Washington. A monitering bill has been presented to address these growing problems with artificial hips and other medical implants. Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday that would force manufacturers to track the performance of such products after they were approved for sale.

The bill would allow the Food and Drug Administration to compel companies to track implants, such as replacement hips, that belong to a category of products that do not require human testing for approval.

The proposal is an effort to address longstanding complaints by patient advocates and others like the Institute of Medicine about a system known as the 510(k) process that the F.D.A. uses to clear the sale of certain implants like artificial joints. To sell a new product under that system, a producer need only show that it is “substantially similar” to a product already on the market.

Thousands of the all-metal hips that are now failing prematurely in patients were approved through the 510(k) system. The new proposal would not require added premarket testing of such implants but would broaden the F.D.A’s post approval oversight by giving it the authority to mandate that companies collect data on device performance. The bill, if adopted, would also tighten federal scrutiny of product recalls.

Facts About the Hip Implant Failure

Metal-on-metal hip replacements such as the DePuy ASL hip implants have been found to fail at a higher-than-expected rate. Failure from the implants have led to side effects such as broken bones and infected tissue, causing 13% of patients to undergo revision surgery within five years of receiving the implant. DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline listens to callers daily with a failed hip implant. De Puy Hip Replacement Helpline lawyers are accepting cases for victims of failed Depuys. Lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturers of the DePuy Hip Replacement Implants.

The implants are failing due to loosening and misalignment of components. The metal-on-metal design of the implants that are misaligned causes metal in the implant to flake off and enter the bloodstream of the person with the implant.

According to a New York Times report, some medical experts believe that the DePuy ASR recalls should have been issued much earlier, as a possible design defect makes the device difficult for doctors to implant properly. The metal-on-metal friction associated with the devices has been shown to create heavy metal debris, which can lead to rashes, nerve damage, and other serious complications in areas of the body other than just the hip.

Contact the DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline

DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline attorneys are concerned about the effects of these hip replacements on the thousands of inividuals implanted with these devices. If you or a loved one has a failed hip replacement call the Depuy Hip Replacement Helpline NYC and NY today and speak to our medical social worker to discuss your concerns and be directed to a DePuy Hip Replacement lawyer.

Metal-on-metal hip replacements such as the DePuy ASL hip implants have been found to fail at a higher-than-expected rate. Failure from the implants have led to side effects such as broken bones and infected tissue, causing 13% of patients to undergo revision surgery within five years of receiving the implant. DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline listens to callers daily with a failed hip implant. De Puy Hip Replacement Helpline lawyers are accepting cases for victims of failed Depuys. Lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturers of the DePuy Hip Replacement Implants.

The implants are failing due to loosening and misalignment of components. The metal-on-metal design of the implants that are misaligned causes metal in the implant to flake off and enter the bloodstream of the person with the implant.

STRYKER HIP REPLACEMENT RECALL
Stryker Orthopaedics Recalls Rejuvenate Modular Hip System

In July 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System. The recall includes both Stryker’s Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems.
Risks

    possible fretting and/or corrosion at the modular-neck junction, which may result in pain and/or swelling.

risks

  •     Joint loosening/dislocation
  •     Device wear and tear, such as corrosion and fretting
  •     Excessive metal debris leading to metal ion generation
  •     Inflammation of tissue
  •     Hypersensitivity/allergic response
  •     Broken devices

DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline attorneys are concerned about the effects of these hip replacements on the thousands of inividuals implanted with these devices. If you or a loved one has a failed hip replacement call the Depuy Hip Replacement Helpline. The Hip recall has had a huge effect on our seniors. Speak to our Geriatric medical social worker today at the DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline NY.

Apparently these concerns have finally gotten to our officials in Washington. A monitering bill has been presented to address these growing problems with artificial hips and other medical implants. Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday that would force manufacturers to track the performance of such products after they were approved for sale.

The bill would allow the Food and Drug Administration to compel companies to track implants, such as replacement hips, that belong to a category of products that do not require human testing for approval.

The proposal is an effort to address longstanding complaints by patient advocates and others like the Institute of Medicine about a system known as the 510(k) process that the F.D.A. uses to clear the sale of certain implants like artificial joints. To sell a new product under that system, a producer need only show that it is “substantially similar” to a product already on the market.

Thousands of the all-metal hips that are now failing prematurely in patients were approved through the 510(k) system. The new proposal would not require added premarket testing of such implants but would broaden the F.D.A’s post approval oversight by giving it the authority to mandate that companies collect data on device performance. The bill, if adopted, would also tighten federal scrutiny of product recalls.

Metal-on-metal hip replacements such as the DePuy ASL hip implants have been found to fail at a higher-than-expected rate. Failure from the implants have led to side effects such as broken bones and infected tissue, causing 13% of patients to undergo revision surgery within five years of receiving the implant. DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline listens to callers daily with a failed hip implant. De Puy Hip Replacement Helpline lawyers are accepting cases for victims of failed Depuys. Lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturers of the DePuy Hip Replacement Implants.

The implants are failing due to loosening and misalignment of components. The metal-on-metal design of the implants that are misaligned causes metal in the implant to flake off and enter the bloodstream of the person with the implant.

DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline and Stryker Hip replacement helpline attorneys are concerned about the effects of these hip replacements on the thousands of inividuals implanted with these devices. If you or a loved one has a failed hip replacement call the Depuy Hip Replacement Helpline for seniors today