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Women more likely to experience hip implant failure

Posted on September 29th, 2011 No Comments

According to the National Joint Registry Annual Report, women are more likely to experience hip failure with metal-on-metal hip implants. 5 years after having a hip replacement, women between the ages of 60- and 69-years old have a revision rate of 7.34 percent for metal-on-metal hip implants.  5 years after men in the same age […]

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Metal hip replacement patients more likely to need revision surgeries

Posted on September 26th, 2011 No Comments

A recent report from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales says that patients with metal hip replacements, like the DePuy ASR hip implant, are more likely to need hip replacement revision surgeries within 7 years after their initial surgery than patients with plastic hip replacements. Researchers found that about 14 percent of patients […]

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Woman links symptoms to DePuy defects

Posted on September 22nd, 2011 No Comments

A Huntsville, Alabama woman recently share her story of how she linked symptoms she was experiencing for 2 years to her recalled DePuy hip implant. The woman says she received a DePuy hip implant after the tissue around her hip died due to an injury she suffered in a car accident in 2006.  Last year, […]

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Ways in which the ASR hip implant fails

Posted on September 19th, 2011 No Comments

The reason Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics issued a recall of their ASR hip implant was because it was shown to have an unacceptably high failure rate. In the years that the ASR hip implant was used in hip replacement surgeries, more than 40,000 patients received the DePuy ASR hip replacement.  According to research […]

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Over 350 DePuy hip implant lawsuits filed in August

Posted on September 14th, 2011 No Comments

Last month, more than 350 lawsuits were filed over the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant. The metal-on-metal hip implant was recalled by DePuy after patients realized that the product lasted without problems for much shorter than it was advertised. Most of the lawsuits filed in August over the DePuy ASR hip replacement were filed in […]

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Hip implants more risky for some patients

Posted on September 7th, 2011 No Comments

Anyone can need a hip replacement and anyone can suffer side effects from a defective hip replacement.  However, there are certain factors that can make a person more susceptible to needing a hip replacement or replacement revision surgery. About 12 to 13 percent of hip replacement patients suffer side effects from their hip replacement.  Factors […]

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Texas woman files DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit

Posted on September 1st, 2011 No Comments

A woman from Beaumont, Texas recently filed suit against Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. and DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.  In the filing, the woman states that she would never have had hip replacement surgery using a DePuy ASR hip implant if she knew that the product would only last 2 for years. The woman had a […]

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