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DePuy Class Action Lawsuit in Australia Settled

Posted on January 4th, 2013 No Comments

Johnson & Johnson, DePuy’s parent company, recently settled a class action lawsuit for defective knee implants that was brought against the company by numerous Australian residents. As a result of this settlement, any plaintiff who received a revision surgery after having the defective implant is set to be awarded around $31,000, while those who received […]

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Study: Chronic diseases increase risk of sepsis

Posted on November 7th, 2012 No Comments

A study performed by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham¬†uncovered a link between chronic lung, heart, and kidney disease and the increased risk of sepsis. The study also found that risk of future sepsis increases by 85% for people who have experienced a stroke and 71% for people who suffer from diabetes. Sepsis […]

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Hip recall lawsuit filed in California against DePuy

Posted on June 14th, 2012 No Comments

A California man has now filed a lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics after he had a DePuy hip replacement surgery that failed two years later. According to the lawsuit, the man received a total hip replacement surgery in 2008 when he was fitted for an ASR Acetabular hip replacement system. Two years later, he began to […]

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DePuy lawsuit filed, later dismissed

Posted on May 29th, 2012 No Comments

A lawsuit filed against DePuy Orthopaedic after a man’s wife suffered after receiving a DePuy hip replacement surgery. The lawsuit has now been thrown out due to lack of jurisdiction. The lawsuit was filed by two California residents in February 2012, but has now been thrown out because of lack of jurisdiction because one of […]

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DePuy lawsuits may have August filing deadline

Posted on May 21st, 2012 No Comments

Lawsuits against DePuy Orthopaedics that allege that their metal-on-metal hip replacements caused patients to suffer from pain and multiple surgeries may face a filing deadline of August 2012. The DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits must be filed in most states by August 23 of this year. Each state has a different statute of limitations which […]

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DePuy lawsuit filed in Australia over hip replacement defect

Posted on April 30th, 2012 No Comments

A class action lawsuit has now been filed in Australia against DePuy Orthopaedics after patients claimed that the hip replacement system failed and caused them to suffer from serious pain. According to the lawsuit, nearly 5,500 people in Australia have received the faulty hip replacement system. The first lawsuit was filed in Sydney in June […]

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Salt Lake City woman files DePuy hip recall lawsuit

Posted on April 16th, 2012 No Comments

A Salt Lake City woman who filed a lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics claiming that the hip replacement she was given was defective, has now won her first battle in the court room. This lawsuit is giving hope to the hundreds of other people who have filed similar claims and want to have them done individually. […]

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Faulty implant replacements can cause health issues

Posted on March 29th, 2012 No Comments

Faulty hip replacements and other devices can carry serious risk and a report done on medical device surgeries showed that nearly 2,800 people died of faulty replacement surgeries in 2006. A doctor at the Cleveland Clinic co-authored the study over faulty medical devices and stated that many think that when they undergo a surgery to […]

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2 plaintiffs seek more than $250,000 from DePuy

Posted on February 15th, 2012 No Comments

Two more lawsuits were recently filed against DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson regarding defective ASR hip implants. Both cases were filed at the St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois. One of the plaintiffs received a DePuy ASR hip implant in September 2008 and the other in August 2007. Both say that their hip […]

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FDA tells DePuy to take joint replacements off the market

Posted on January 30th, 2012 No Comments

Recently, the FDA asked DePuy Orthopaedics to take several of their joint replacements off the market. ¬†According to a letter from the agency, Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary DePuy sold 14 hip, knee, and joint replacements without proper approval. The letter accuses DePuy of improperly marketing the devices and selling them without the necessary premarket […]

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