In order to process the large volume of claims since Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics, announced a nationwide recall of its ASR hip replacements in August 2010, the corporation has contracted with a third party company to handle patients’ claims. If you underwent a hip replacement surgery in which a DePuy implant was used, you may have been contacted by Broadspire about your potential DePuy ASR hip replacement claim. However, before you sign any Broadspire letters, it is important that you are fully informed of how this will affect your legal rights, which includes the amount of damages you will be able to recover for your injuries.

What is Broadspire?

Broadspire is a subsidiary of Crawford & Company, the largest insurance and claims adjuster in the world. Following the August 2010 recall, DePuy hired Broadspire to manage the numerous claims the company is potentially facing as a result of injuries sustained by patients who received the defective hip implants. On the surface, it appears that Broadspire’s purpose is to make restitution on behalf of DePuy. However, do not be deceived. DePuy’s motive in retaining Broadspire is to protect the company’s interests – not yours. In other words, Broadspire was hired to mitigate the amount of damages that DePuy will have to pay out to injured victims. In order to accomplish this objective, Broadspire has sent letters to individuals who received the defective hip implants offering to cover medical expenses, treatments and monitoring. But, there’s a catch – individuals are being requested to authorize the release of their federally protected medical records, including those that are unrelated to injuries sustained as a result of the DePuy implants. With unrestricted access to patients’ medical records, Broadspire plays an important role in reducing DePuy’s potential liability by helping to deflect the company’s responsibility and therefore the amount claimants can recover.

Protect Your Legal Rights and Medical Information: Contact a Hip Replacement Lawyer Before Corresponding with Broadspire

If you or a loved one have a DePuy hip replacement implant and have received a letter from Broadspire, do not sign anything before speaking with a DePuy hip replacement injury attorney. Contact one of our lawyers today for a free and confidential DePuy hip recall lawsuit evaluation. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP have extensive litigation experience and have recovered billions of dollars for their clients. In addition to being staunch advocates for your claim, our hip replacement injury lawyers also provide personal attention to guide you through the complex litigation process.

Published November 17, 2011 by