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DePuy Hip Recall Impacts Watertown, Utica and Binghamton New York Implant Patients

According to the upstate New York defective hip lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, DePuy Orthopaedic, Inc.’s ASR XL Acetabular and Hip Resurfacing Systems have been recalled due to high revision rates. DePuy announced on August 24, 2010, that it would no longer sell the products in the United States. Patients were encouraged to speak with their surgeons to determine if they need to have the hip removed or “revised.”

We are concerned about patients with a DePuy hip who have been diagnosed with metallosis or cobalt poisoning known as cobaltism. “Prolonged exposure to cobalt may be dangerous,” said Michael A. Bottar, Esq., a Syracuse attorney investigating several New York DePuy hip lawsuits. “We will be filing claims on behalf of patients around New York state who have suffered for years with a painful DePuy hip, and who have had or will need a second surgery to remove the product.”

Amidst the recall, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., posted third quarter 2010 sales of $15,000,000,000.00. DePuy is a Johnson & Johnson company. For the same quarter, Johnson & Johnson posted a profit of $3,420,000,000.00. According to reports, implants account for more than 30% of Johnson & Johnson’s total sales.

The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of product liability cases, including those that are brought against a medical device manufacturer for a defective implant or prosthesis. If your or a loved one have a DePuy hip implant, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, disability, and pain and suffering.

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Syracuse personal injury attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at info@bottarleone.com.

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