Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Below are the answers to common initial questions many clients have when they first contact Keller and Keller. We hope that the information below address many initial concerns you may have, but if you don't find the answers here, please contact us with questions specific to your case. The consultation is free and confidential.
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What are the names of the defective hip implants that are included in the DePuy recall?
The DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System.
How do I know if I have a case against DePuy for my defective ASR hip implant?
The only way for a patient to determine if they have a case against the orthopaedics manufacturer it to contact a DePuy hip recall lawyer. However, you must have received your hip device AFTER July 2003. If your hip device was implanted before this date, you are not included on the recall list.
Why was DePuy forced to do a recall on their ASRhip implant products?
Studies indicate that as many as 1 in 8 patients with a DePuy ASR device have a hip implant that has been deemed defective by the manufacturer. DePuy has also learned that these patients have required an additional surgery to replace the device, also known as a "revision surgery."
How many DePuy ASR hip devices are includedwith this recall?
There are two devices (DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System) that total approximately 93,000 total units included in the recall.
Why should I contact an ASR hip implant lawyer before I contact DePuy for my potentialsettlement?
A qualified lawyer that is handling lawsuits against DePuy will be able to better evaluate your claim and advise you of your rights, as well as protect your potential settlement. DePuy may not compensate you for ALL of the money and benefits to which you are entitled.
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