Tennessee residents and people all across the United States have heard about the hip recalls and many even know someone who has suffered because of it. However, many patients may not realize that release forms given out to them or help hotlines that they contact could potentially be used against them if they file a claim or lawsuit about their defective hip. If you or someone you love has suffered pain and problems or needed additional surgery due to a defective hip implant, then you should speak with a Tennessee hip recall and defective product lawyer right away. They will help make sure you receive the compensation you need for your pain and suffering.
Recent findings have shown that the Depuy Orthopedics Company a division of Johnson and Johnson has been using two methods to get information from their patients that may be used against them later. These methods include their telephone hotline that was established so that concerned patients could call up and ask questions about their hip implants and medical release forms given out to patients that ask for medical records and other evidence that is not the property of the Depuy Company. This hotline may seem to benefit patients but the employees on the line have been told to get specific information from a patient that the company can use to protect themselves later if a lawsuit or claim is filed. By signing medical release forms given out by the Depuy Company, patients are giving the company confidential information about their hip implant as well as their surgeries that could be used to benefit Depuy in a lawsuit later.
These hip implants have been shown to fail in twelve to thirteen percent of cases in the first five years. These hip implants can also cause patients to suffer from dangerous and life-threatening symptoms such as metal poisoning. It is important that patients and family members be aware that they may be giving away crucial information that may help them win their case.
This information may be alarming and hard to believe for many hip recall patients all across the country including to those right here in Tennessee. If you or someone you know has suffered because of a defective hip implant that may have been part of the recall, you should contact one of our compassionate and knowledgeable Depuy hip recall and defective product attorneys as soon as possible. We care about you and your case and will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.