Hip Recall Victims Beware, DePuy Wants Your Medical Records For Their Benefit
October 18, 2010 – Two days before the August 2010 recall of Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System, DePuy sent a letter to orthopedic hip surgeons to alert them of the recall. The company also provided an informational packet and medical release form to be passed out to patients.
According to reports, DePuy has offered surgeons $50 for every medical release they convince their patients to sign, and the company has paid millions of dollars since 2007 to surgeons who endorsed their product and wrote favorable articles about the hip implant in medical journals.
The defective hip implant is the single most important pieces of evidence that a patient has in their claim. Therefore, the last thing a patient should do is turn that over to DePuy. Instead, one should arrange to have it tested by a third-party source who can accurately determine how the implant failed and which issues caused the failure.
DePuy Hip Update 1/23/13: Newly disclosed court documents have revealed that a 2011 internal investigation conducted by Johnson & Johnson on its much-troubled DePuy ASR hip implant estimated that the device would fail within five years in nearly 40% of recipients. For reasons still unclear, the company failed to make this information public while simultaneously downplaying the potential health complications associated with its metal-on-metal hip. Click here to learn more.
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