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National implant registries exist for one selfless purpose: to protect the welfare of the public. True enough, the implant registries established in the United Kingdom and in Australia have indeed lived up to this kind of expectation, although it took years to notice such troubling incidences. The ASR implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics have been found to be causing an exceptionally increasing number of revision hip procedures. It was later revealed that the failure rate of these metal-on-metal hip implants was at 13%, and had the potential to affect 1 in every 8 recipients. Because the implant registries were able to observe this alarming incidence, the creation of implant registries in the United States is ongoing.

Some people may not know of this, but a law firm is actually leaving a misleading trail, deceiving enough to bamboozle the victims into their lair. They pretended to be a concerned government entity, named as the ‘National Hip Recall Registry’, and paid a certain company to launch a database. The information provided by potential clients to the database was then passed on the law firm. Those affected by the recall, including DePuy recipients, should be careful in disclosing information. This is clearly an unethical way to promote law and order, and it most certainly will not earn the public’s trust. How can a person’s rights be defended if, before an action is even made, they were already violated?

For everyone’s information, only two recognized implant registries exist in the United States, named the American Joint Replacement Registry, or the AJRR, and the National Orthopaedic Outcome Registry, or the NOOR. These registries truly and legally exist for the good of everyone concerned.

You would not want to be misled, especially if you have been through a lot already with the DePuy hip replacement recall. You may find it helpful to consult a good and competent hip recall lawyer. In that way, you can be guided accordingly as far as your legal options are concerned.

 


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