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Broadspire and how it worksMany of the patients who have received a defective hip implant from Stryker or DuPuy have questions about Broadspire and its relationship with the two device manufacturers. The companies have hired Broadspire as a third party to help administrate claims related to the DePuy ASR and Stryker Rejuvenate product lines. Understanding what Broadspire covers and how claims may impact your case is important when communicating or negotiation with the company. Whenever you are in doubt, it is always best to seek the guidance and advice of a qualified personal injury lawyer who has experience in related litigation.

What Broadspire Covers

Broadspire acts like a claims adjuster, acting on behalf of its clients— so it is important to understand that it represents the interests of Stryker and DePuy and may not be as concerned about your needs as it is about limiting the financial liability of its clients. The main purpose of Broadspire is to provide compensation for out of pocket expenses related to the defective hip replacement products produced by Stryker and Depuy. Those expenses include the following.

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We’ve received a rash of inquiries about the pending Stryker Rejuvenate litigation from people who have just received notification from their physician that they have a recalled hip device. Yes, more than 24 months after the devices were officially recalled by Stryker and FDA issued recall statements, some physicians’ offices are just now sending out letters to their patients that they indeed have a device that may have given them problems in the past or will likely do so in the future.

Such a long delay in notification is doubtfully due to poor records keeping on the part of the office. While there is no official registry of people who have received Stryker hip implants, most physician offices use electronic record keeping which would surely allow a doctor or his or her staff to access the contact information about their patients with relatively little effort.

Delay Intentional? An Oversight? Does It Matter?

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More Money Set Aside for Stryker Hip Settlements.There are three types of hip implants: ceramic on ceramic, metal on metal and metal on plastic. Each of these hip implants has its advantages and disadvantages. Medical professionals look at all factors when deciding which type of hip implant should be installed into a patient. The condition of the original joint, the age of the patient and past medical history are important factors the doctor must evaluate before prescribing hip replacement.

Various recent studies have shown that the metal on metal implants have developed failures in proportions much higher than other hips replacements. The main reasons of the failure in metal on metal implants are metal particles or ions, which are produced as a result of regular wear and tear. These metals are absorbed into the bloodstream and damage the surrounding tissues. This normally causes pain and disability that may require revision surgery.

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