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DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits consolidated in North Texas

Posted on May 26th, 2011 No Comments

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation recently announced that they will consolidate at least 57 product liability lawsuit filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics for their Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacements in the U.S. District Court for Northern Texas. The Judicial Panel decided to consolidate the cases and possibly more due to the […]

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FDA urges hip replacement manufacturers to reconsider metal-on-metal

Posted on May 23rd, 2011 No Comments

This week, the Food and Drug Administration issued a request to around 20 “metal-on-metal” hip replacement manufacturers to reexamine the results of hip replacement surgeries involving their products. ┬áThe federal agency decided to issue the request after receiving several complaints from hip replacement patients about the all-metal replacements and the voluntary recall by DePuy Orthopaedics […]

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DePuy agrees that hip recall lawsuits should be consolidated

Posted on May 20th, 2011 No Comments

A motion was filed recently in order to consolidate all federal lawsuits over the DePuy hip replacement defects and now DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson have agreed that the suit should be transferred to one judge. In March, the first DePuy hip recall lawsuit was filed and a motion was set to consolidate them. […]

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Australia discusses the ASR hip replacement scandal

Posted on May 16th, 2011 No Comments

The recall of the ASR hip replacement system by DePuy Orthopaedics has lead hundreds of people worldwide to be in severe pain. In Australia, the product was recalled voluntarily in 2009 before being recalled worldwide in 2010, but not before nearly 93,000 people had the surgery done. Out of these patients, 5,500 of them were […]

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Effects of metal poisoning

Posted on May 13th, 2011 No Comments

The recall of the DePuy ASR XL hip replacement systems was done because the metal-on-metal hip system rubs against each other and results in the shredding of metal pieces that may enter the blood stream and cause blood poisoning. The chromium and cobalt pieces that may enter the blood stream can cause serious illness. Symptoms […]

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Texas woman has five hip replacement surgeries

Posted on May 9th, 2011 No Comments

Over the past four years, a Travis County resident has had to have five hip replacement surgeries and although the first two were necessary, the next three were corrective surgeries that caused considerable pain and suffering and lead to the woman filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer. The woman is one of the numerous patients […]

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DePuy involved in another faulty hip replacement lawsuit

Posted on May 6th, 2011 No Comments

Another lawsuit has been filed against DePuy, alleging that their hip product system was defective and caused pain and suffering to a patient. The lawsuit was filed by a Houston, Texas woman and states that the issues that were caused by the original hip replacement system, the DePuy ASR XL, caused her to have to […]

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Businessweek article discusses trouble with J&J recalls since 2010

Posted on May 2nd, 2011 No Comments

An article from Bloomberg Businessweek discusses the trouble that J&J has been in lately with the amount of recalls that have been made. Not only involving the DePuy hip recall, but also 50 other products since 2010. Over the past 15 months, the company has recalled hernia devices, hip implants, syringes filled with medicine and […]

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