New York, NY, November 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Rottenstein Law Group, a firm representing plaintiffs nationwide in connection with the DePuy Orthopaedics hip replacement device recall, is advising recipients of the recalled DePuy devices to contact an attorney sooner rather than later, to determine one’s eligibility to recover damages from the implantation of these defective products.
In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics recalled two hip replacement devices, the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, and the ASR XL Acetabular System, because 1 in 8 patients began experiencing complications with the devices only approximately 5 years after implantation. A second invasive procedure is necessary to repair or replace the implant, due to design flaws that caused an improper fit.
Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, advises patients to confirm with their physicians whether they were recipients of the recalled DePuy devices immediately. If one of the devices was used, she implores patients to seek counsel promptly to determine the extent of individual injury and potential for monetary recovery, since the devices were originally designed to last 15 years. Only a lawyer is capable of determining an individual’s rights in these cases; product liability matters can be governed by short time limits to sue, varying from state to state. It is possible even for the applicable statute of limitation to expire before a victim knows he or she has been harmed. Additionally, DePuy Orthopaedics has been encouraging physicians to dissuade patients from exploring their legal options. An attorney can provide accurate counsel based on an individual’s unique circumstances. Patients should still visit their doctors, but consulting a DePuy hip replacement lawyer is an essential step in protecting your legal rights. Patients are advised to begin by visiting RLG’s Web site www.depuyhipreplacementlawyer.com
to obtain the latest information about the DePuy hip recall lawsuit, as well as to determining eligibility to obtain compensation for injury and damages.
About the Rottenstein Law Group
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, a lawyer with over two decades of experience in compassionate representation of clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action law suits. For more information, please visit www.rotlaw.com
, or call (888) 9-ROT-LAW.