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US Drug Watchdog Urges Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recipients To Call Them Immediately If They Live In A State Where The Statute Of Limitations Has Not Yet Run Out

(PRWEB) August 12, 2013

The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are urging recipients of the recalled DePuy ASR all metal hip implant to call us immediately, if they live in one of the states where the statutes of limitations have not yet run out, and if they have not yet been identified by the court handling the litigation. The statute of limitations on the recalled DePuy ASR metal on metal hip implant has not yet run out in Arkansas, Washington D.C., Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. If you are a recipient of a recalled DePuy ASR, and you have not yet been identified by the court please call us immediately at 866-714-6466." The US Drug Watchdog fears that many recipients of the recalled DePuy ASR all metal hip implant do not understand that the potential settlement for recipients could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. if the procedure was done in one of these states, and they need to emphasize this specific type of all metal hip implant has been recalled.

The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are also extremely passionate about making certain every recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant is protected, in the event their hip implant device has already failed, or should it prematurely fail in the near future. We think the easiest way to make this determination is with a simple blood test, that has been designed to measure cobalt, and chromium levels in a all metal hip implant recipient's blood stream." The US Drug Watchdog's DePuy Pinnacle Blood Test Initiative requires a few easy instructions for a recipient of one of these devices, so they encourage a recipient to call them anytime at 866-714-6466. The group also wants to emphasize this is a national initiative, that includes recipients California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and all other states. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog indicates symptoms of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant failure include:

  • Pain in the Hip Region
  • Problems While Walking or The Inability to Walk
  • Swelling of the Hip
  • General Discomfort
  • Lack of Flexibility
  • Elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in the hip implant recipients blood.

The US Drug Watchdog is the premier medical device, and pharmaceutical watchdog in the United States. For more information about the recalled DePuy ASR, or the DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implants, and a critical blood test please contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466.

DePuy Pinnacle U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas MDL#2244

DePuy ASR Case Number Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL # 2197

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