Don’t Accept Co-Pay Offer, or Payment for DePuy Hip Issues in Missouri without Consulting an Attorney

Don’t Accept Co-Pay Offer, or Payment for DePuy Hip Issues in Missouri without Consulting an Attorney

There are reports that recipients of the defective ASR DePuy hip implant may be receiving letters from the manufacturer, or on behalf of the manufacturer, which offer to pay the insurance co-pay for revision surgery.

Please contact a DePuy Defective Hip Attorney in St. Louis or elsewhere before accepting any payment as the result of being implanted with one of these defective medical devices. The company continues to work through its insurer, Broadspire, in an attempt to settle these cases for pennies on the dollar. There is also strict time limits for patients to file a case.

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As we reported recently on our St. Louis Injury Lawyer Blog, the hips have been recalled because of a host of problems, including failure and metal shavings found in the soft tissue around the system. Some 90,000 of the systems have been recalled — 13 percent of patients report problems within the first five years though many think the ultimate failure rate will be much, much higher.

In January, the Wall Street Journal reported parent company Johnson & Johnson recorded a $1 billion charge related to the initial recall. Symptoms that could signal the need for a second hip replacement surgery include pain in the groin, leg or hip, pain or stiffness, fluid formation, numbness or weakness and thyroid issues, including fatigue and weight gain.

Accepting payment for a co-pay could negate a victim’s ability to collect real damages as a result of being implanted with one of these defective medical devices, including money for lost wages, pain and suffering and other costs. Those who have undergone hip replacement surgery in the last five years should ask whether they were implanted with the ASR DePuy hip implant system.

If you are experiencing pain or other issues following hip replacement in Missouri, contact St. Louis Injury Lawyer Ryan R. Cox for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 636-946-6886.

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