Americans’ Reluctance to Seek Treatment Might Affect Eligibility for Hip Replacement Lawsuit
(January 21, 2011, New York, NY) Recently published studies by Reuters and the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions found that Americans are reluctant to seek medical care as expediently or as often as they used to. One in five Americans recently chose not to seek treatment for an injury or illness; 40 percent of those claimed that seeking medical attention was too expensive. 4,000 people were surveyed, and 79 percent of them sought some form of medical attention in 2010. That figure is down from 85 percent in 2009. Those who are affected by medical device recalls could be jeopardizing not only their health, but their ability to recover damages, if they do not seek medical attention.
According to data obtained by The Rottenstein Law Group, hip replacement recipients are taking a serious risk with their health by ignoring the August, 2010 DePuy Orthopaedics hip recall, which has affected over 93,000 people worldwide. The company was forced to recall its ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing systems due to a catastrophic failure rate, occurring approximately 5 years after implantation. Symptoms including dangerous levels of cobalt and chromium in the blood, debilitating pain, swelling, difficulty walking, reduced mobility and other risks can impact quality of life if not properly addressed. There are hip replacement lawyers at The Rottenstein Law Group who are committed to helping hip recall patients sort through the facts, weigh their options, and protect their rights.
DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has admitted they are to blame for the failure of their hip replacement devices. Those affected by the DePuy recall may have had to incur significant expense, along with loss of income and other expenses in order to undergo a hip replacement procedure. A painful revision surgery might not be completely covered by insurance, and patients might not be able to afford to undergo the procedure. A qualified hip replacement lawyer can advocate on behalf of claimants, helping them to get the medical attention they need, without risking their financial resources. For more information about the DePuy lawsuit, and how to obtain assistance from lawyers, The Rottenstein Law Group has set up a Web site to offer comprehensive information about the DePuy hip recall and how to obtain legal counsel.
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