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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
Date:9/28/2010

s to their private medical records, the "offer" may be misleading, according to Burg Simpson shareholder Janet G. Abaray.

"In our opinion, DePuy's 'offer' may deceive potential claimants into believing that the company has actually agreed to advance or reimburse their costs for medical monitoring or revision surgery.  In fact, no specific offer to pay medical costs has been made and no specific plan for reimbursement has been announced.  Moreover, DePuy has stated that before reimbursement of expenses will be provided, it will review the patient's medical records to determine if the patient meets DePuy's criteria for payment.  According to DePuy, the medical records must confirm that the revision is related to the ASR recall and 'not some other type of cause, such as a traumatic fall.'  Blaming the device failure on a fall, or another cause, such as physician error, patient misuse, pre-existing condition or underlying diseases is a standard litigation defense in these types of cases. Thus a patient who releases medical records to DePuy may do nothing but provide DePuy with a jump start on litigation defenses."

Burg Simpson's defective medical device attorneys have successfully litigated hundreds of defective artificial joint replacement cases over the last 30 years in state and federal courts and in the Multi-District Litigation (MDL) arena. Anyone who has received a DePuy hip replacement in the last seven years and is concerned about the potential health risks should, in the first instance, contact their physician.

With offices in Denver, Cincinnati, Cody, and Phoenix, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., is a firm of award winning national trial lawyers, practicing in the areas of personal injury, class action, medical malpractice, dangerous drug litigation, defective products, insurance bad faith, employment law, commercial and securities litigation.


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