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How do I know for certain if my hip implant was part of the DePuy hip implant recall that occurred in Wisconsin and nationwide?

If you're unsure whether or not your hip replacement system was part of the DePuy hip implant recall, there are several different ways you can find out.

Contact Your Medical Professional

Speaking directly with your doctor's office is typically the simplest way to find out whether or not you are affected by the DePuy hip implant recall. You can call or schedule an appointment with the office to discuss with your surgeon the type of hip device used in your operation.

When the DePuy hip implant recall was issued, DePuy Orthopaedics was required to contact all surgeons who had used the device on patients. Even if you were not contacted, however, you should still reach out to your doctor's office. Out of date contact information or a clerical error with office records might have resulted in you not being contacted, but the information will only cost you a phone call or an office visit.

Medical Device Identification Card

Since most replacement hips contain significant amounts of metal, patients are often provided with medical device ID cards following surgery for X-ray security screenings. This card may indicate what type of device was used for your hip replacement surgery.

The specific systems identified in the DePuy hip implant recall are: 
 
  • DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System; and 
  • DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System.  

If either of these appears on your card, speak with a Wisconsin personal injury attorney immediately, as you may be entitled to compensation from a Wisconsin personal injury claim.

Medical Records

You are legally entitled to a copy of your medical records. You can obtain these records from the hospital where your surgery was performed or from your surgeon.

Once you have your files, specific documents will identify the hip implant used in your surgery: 
 

  • operative report; and
  • surgical implant record 

These documents should list the particulars of the make and model of your hip replacement system and let you know whether or not you were affected by the massive hip implant recall.

Working with a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney

If you've used a recalled DePuy hip implant, even if you've already had it removed, you may have a valid Wisconsin injury claim. Defective product claims are among the most complicated types of claims to successfully defend. If you were injured by a DePuy hip system or another defective product, you need an experienced Wisconsin personal injury attorney who can stand up for your legal rights against the team of lawyers who will be defending the product manufacturer, designer, retailer, or other liable party.

A Wisconsin personal injury attorney can determine all of the liable parties involved in your case and help you fight to recover the compensation you need to recover. Contact a Wisconsin personal injury attorney at Hupy and Abraham for a no-cost consultation on your case - 1-800-800-5678.