Broadspire is a vendor that Stryker, DePuy and Johnson & Johnson have hired to deal with the defective metal-on-metal implants that were put in patients. The stated purpose of Broadspire is to allow patients implanted with the defective hips to have their out-of-pocket expenses paid for. There is some risk in speaking with Broadspire: It could damage your hip implant lawsuit.
DePuy And Stryker Implant Patients Should Protect Their Legal Rights
To arrange for Broadspire to pay out-of-pocket costs, DePuy and Stryker both require patients to sign a medical authorization giving DePuy access to the patient’s medical records, without the patient being able to track which records DePuy or Stryker retrieves – you are not given copies. When a patient is represented by an attorney, DePuy may access that patient’s medical records only under the attorney’s supervision, ensuring that the client’s privacy is protected.
The result of signing Broadspire’s authorization is that DePuy and Stryker may get unsupervised access to a broad swath of a patient’s private medical information. One purpose the manufacturers have in gathering those records is to find ammunition allowing them to argue that a particular patient’s hip implant failed due to the patient’s biology or anatomy — not because the hip was defective. This could obviously impact a patient’s hip implant lawsuit.
Contact Our Metal-On-Metal DePuy ASR And Stryker Rejuvenate Injury Law Firm
If you received an ASR hip implant or a Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant and are experiencing problems, you may qualify for compensation for physical damage, additional surgeries and your pain and suffering.
It’s important that you understand your rights. Call the law office of Walkup Melodia toll free at (415) 981-7210 or contact the Walkup firm online. We handle DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuits in California and nationwide.
Our California-based defective drug and medical device lawyers have the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate and prosecute injury and disability claims that arise from the use of defective and dangerous prescription and nonprescription drugs, supplements, over-the-counter remedies, metal-on-metal artificial hips and other medical prostheses and devices.