We have some news on the ASR Hip Recall. Apparently Johnson & Johnson just retained Broadspire, a subsidiary of Crawford & Company, the world’s largest insurance and claims adjuster to handle hip recall lawsuits and related injury claims. This means J&J just brought out the big guns.
The insurance company is attempting to get access to medical records belonging to those affected by the hip recall. DePuy sent out thousands of deceptive recall letters to hip replacement recall victims worldwide in the last weeks. People do not realize but insurance adjusters jobs are to pay out as little money as possible for claims against the company they are working for. They NEVER have the best interest of the effected victims in mind. It’s all about the bottom line.
To top it all off by releasing medical information, the victims waive their federally protected right to medical privacy. Any information released to DePuy can be used as evidence in Court against them and affect the outcome of a hip recall claim. So if a victim gives DePuy without having a hip recall attorney first they are setting themselves up to get the minimal help from J&J.
DePuy announced the ASR hip replacement system recall on August 26, 2010 after the National Joint Registry (NJR) released a report that found the hip implants failed at an alarmingly high rate of up to 13% long before they are supposed to. Victims of the recall may have to undergo a debilitating second hip implant replacement called hip revision surgery.
DePuy hip recall lawsuits are saying that DePuy Orthopaedic, Inc. a subsidiary of J & J was negligent in designing and marketing ASR hip implant systems. Also, they are being accused of failing to warn patients and doctors of known problems in a suitable time period. The Garmon Law Firm is filing hip recall claims and lawsuits on behalf of hip replacement recall victims.