DePuy Hip Recall Settlements May Stick Hip Replacement Users with Major Medical Bills Warns Prominent Products Liability Lawyer
After speaking with hundreds of people impacted by the DePuy hip recall, lawyer James Onder warns those with the recalled hip replacement system to take advantage of the many attorneys offering a free case review before accepting a DePuy hip recall settlement
St. Louis, MO (Vocus) November 5, 2010
The attorneys of The Onder Law Firm have handled hundreds of products liability cases, but haven’t seen defendants use independent claims adjusters to reach settlements with those who might file suit until the DePuy hip recall of it’s ASR line of hip replacement systems. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson announced the recall of approximately 93,000 ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement and ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems on August 26, 2010 due to an unacceptably high rate of failure that requires a revision surgery in 1 out of 8 implant recipients within the first 5 years of use. The Onder Law Firm have created a web site at http://www. depuyhiprecallattorney. com/ devoted to providing information about the DePuy hip recall.
Since that time, the attorneys handling DePuy hip recall cases at the firm have responded to the inquiries of hundreds of concerned and frightened DePuy hip replacement recipients and their families. Fears have ranged from elderly individuals with failing hip replacement systems and other health problems preventing them from undergoing another hip replacement surgery, thus dooming them to spend the remainder of the lives in a wheelchair to people in their thirties who have now undergone multiple hip replacements using the failing systems and have experienced significant bone loss, limited the life span of future hip replacements and even the ability to be fit with future hip replacements, creating worries about their future ability to walk. Almost all persons affected by the DePuy hip recall are worried about being stuck with medical bills, either for procedures needed immediately or for future problems that may occur. Most recently the firm’s hip recall attorneys have heard worries about the potential cancer dangers over the release of chromium and cobalt from the wear of the hip replacement systems.
“There are now hundreds if not thousands of DePuy hip recall lawyers offering a free legal consultation to those with the DePuy ASR or Pinnacle hip replacement systems, not just accept what DePuy’s claims adjusters are telling and offering them” stated James Onder, founding partner at Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC.
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based-personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. The attorneys at Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson are offering free legal consultation with a DePuy hip recall attorney to all persons who have had a hip replacement with the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular or Pinnacle Hip Replacement Systems. Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson have represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation and pharmaceutical litigation.