If you received a DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System or an ASR Hip Resurfacing System, DePuy or Johnson & Johnson may have already contacted you. Indeed, DePuy or Johnson & Johnson may have even sent you a notice and other documents regarding the August 2010 recall of these medical devices.
You should speak with a lawyer about your options before seeing a doctor and signing any documents provided by DePuy or Johnson & Johnson. The documents from DePuy or Johnson & Johnson may include a waiver which might prevent you from receiving compensation should you experience any medical complications in the future. The paperwork may also require you to give up your explant as a condition to having DePuy or Johnson & Johnson pay for some of your medical bills.
The compensation being offered by DePuy and Johnson & Johnson may not fully cover your medical bills following hip replacement surgery. The offered compensation does not cover many blood tests or diagnostic tests that a doctor may want to order to ensure you are healthy and to check for a serious condition assocaited with the devices known as “metallosis.” The initial offer may also not cover damages for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity.
Your hip replacement surgery was a traumatic experience. DePuy and Johnson & Johnson should be required to compensate you for making you go through this experience again.
Call Bill Robertson regarding your options before signing any paperwork provided by DePuy or Johnson & Johnson. Bill’s phone number is 941.364.2400 or 941.364.2433.