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Implant Recall Attorneys in Austin, Texas

The FDA maintains a Twitter account and literally Tweets all recalled medical devices at this account: FDA Twitter Recall account Tweets all FDA recalls. Austin recalled medical device lawyers are aware of the special Texas Rule of Evidence 407(b) pertaining to recall evidence being used at trial. If you are a victim of a dangerous medical device, contact an experienced Austin medical implant injury attorney today for a consultation regarding your legal rights.

What Medical Implants Have been Recalled by the FDA?

DotCO, through the FDA, has provided a search bar below. Just put in the product to find the latest information on any medical device recalls.

What are the duties of a medical implant manufacturer regarding their products?

Simply stated, they need to make a safe product. If a device injures you and it is held unreasonably dangerous, Texas law allows you to recover medical expenses, therapy and treatment, lost income, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.

Here are some items that have been litigated:

Defective Medical Devices & Implants1
Guidant ObTape Sling Curlin Painsmart
Heparin Syringes
Charité DePuy & Johnson & Johnson ASR Hip Implants*
Medtronic Duragesic Patch Pacemakers Shoulder Pain
Management Pump
Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant Zimmer Hip Replacements
Calaxo Screw Inbone Total Ankle Implantable
Cardioverter Defibrillators
Shelhigh Medical
Device Seizure
Stryker CMF Custom Cranial Implant Kits  
  1This list is by no means complete. If you or a family member has suffered a serious reaction or death due to a dangerous medical device, contact an Austin medical implant recall attorney today.  



Why is there a recall on the hip implant?

DePuy has collected and released data that suggests that 1 out of every 8 patients who received the ASR resurfacing device or the ASR total hip replacement were required to receive a revision surgery five years after they were implanted. A number of the revision surgeries were because of metal pieces wearing off of the ball and socket components over time as they rubbed against each other. Patients reacted in different ways – some did not cause problems, but for most patients, the microscopic particles collected fluid in the joint and the muscles around the joint causing damage to the muscles, bones and nerves surrounding the hip. Orthopedic specialists can do tests to find out if this is the source of a patient’s pain.

What are faulty hip implant symptoms?

Normal hip replacement surgery discomforts like swelling and difficulty walking are a few symptoms experienced by patients who had revision surgery, for example:

  1. Loosening: when the implant will not remain attached to the bone in the correct location;
  2. Fracture: where the bone surrounding the implant may have broke;
  3. Dislocation: when the two parts of the implant that rub against one another are no longer aligned

How Can You Determine if Your DePuy Hip Implant is the Subject of a Recall?

Contact an Austin Depuy Hip Implant attorney today. They will contact:

  1. Your orthopedic surgeon that did the surgery to find out if you got an ASR hip implant; and
  2. Obtain your surgical records where the surgery was performed.

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Should I Contact DePuy?

Getting in touch with the DePuy Orthopaedics unit of Johnson & Johnson can be done by calling toll-free from United States and Canada the DePuy ASR Help Line at 888-627-2677 Monday – Saturday between the hours of 8am - 9pm EST. However, it is advisable to furst retain an Depuy Implant Attorney in Austin and let them contact DePuy.

Who may be Liable for a Medical Device Injury?

The designer, manufacturer, and, sometimes, the hospital or doctor involved in the actual implant. Austin implant device injury lawyers will identify and pursue claims against all potentially liable parties.

Medical Implant Resources for Austin Residents


FDA site for Defective Medical Devices & Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)

Consumer Reports recent May, 2012 report on Medical Implant Devices indicating most have never been tested.

MedWatch is an online system whereby consumers can report serious reactions and side effects from medications, dietary supplements, and herbal remedies. The FDA recommends consulting your doctor for help with filling out the forms.

FDA Contact Information
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave., WO66-5429, Silver Spring, MD 20993
(800) 638-2041 or (301) 796-7100

FDA Austin District Office
Austin R.P.
903 San Jacinto, Room 115
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 916-5736
Fax: 512-916-5799

Hospitals in the Austin Area that May be Involved in Implant Surgery

Cornerstone Hospital of Austin
4207 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 706-1900

St. David's Hospital
919 East 32nd Street
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 544-5480

Neuro Institute of Austin, L.P.
1106 West Dittmar Road
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 444-4835

University Medical Center at Brackenridge
601 East 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 324-7554

St. David's North Austin Medical Center
12221 MoPac Expressway North
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 901-1000

Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital
6818 Austin Center Boulevard Suite 100
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 346-1994

If you are having problems with a knee, shoulder or hip implant, you may need to go to physical therapy. In Austin, Texas, these are just some locations for physical therapy:

Sports Center Physical Therapy‎
1600 West 38th Street 201
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 206-0433
Atlas Physical Therapy‎
3636 Executive Center Drive 150
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 795-0053
Austin Manual Therapy Associates‎
3508 Far West Boulevard, Suite 240
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 832-9401
Texas Physical Therapy Association‎
900 Congress Avenue 410
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 477-1818
Bodywise Physical Therapy and Pilates Rehab‎
2124 East 6th Street 106
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 297-2860
Endeavor Rehab Center‎
1033 La Posada Drive 308
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 284-7192
Pro Med North‎
2000 W Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 459-4367
Select Physical Therapy - Red River‎
3200 Red River Street 101
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 476-8857

Medical implant injury law firms serve Austin and surrounding cities

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Don’t be a victim any longer. Contact a Travis County Medical Implant injury attorney today for