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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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Johnson & Johnson pays $3 billion for hip recall in 2011

Posted on January 25th, 2012 No Comments

Johnson & Johnson, owner of DePuy Orthopaedics, recently released a report on their finances in 2011.  According to the report, the DePuy hip recall and litigation related to the product cost the company $2.9 billion last year. The company’s expenses related to the recalled DePuy ASR hip replacement included $336 million for the recall, $1 […]

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Health insurance subrogation in DePuy lawsuits

Posted on January 10th, 2012 No Comments

While health insurance is designed to help patients pay their medical bills, when a patient is injured and files suit, their insurance provider may be entitled to some amount of payment from any settlement or award resulting from the lawsuit. For example, if a DePuy ASR hip replacement patient experiences hip implant failure and decides […]

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Metal on metal hip recalls cause earlier replacements

Posted on December 30th, 2011 No Comments

Metal on metal hips have commonly been selected by individuals who lead a young and active lifestyle. These hips were supposed to withstand more activity and lead to a longer life before replacement surgery needed to occur. Now, DePuy Orthopedics are recalling these metal on metal hips. This recall is centered around the fact that […]

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Total hip replacement vs. hemiarthoplasty

Posted on December 7th, 2011 No Comments

There are two different types of hip replacement surgeries available to individuals seeking relief from hip joint pain. The first is a total hip replacement.  On the one hand, total hip replacements replace a larger area of the hip, including the hip’s femoral head and socket.  Individuals most likely to need a total hip replacement […]

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DePuy lawsuit status conference to take place in Nov.

Posted on October 27th, 2011 No Comments

Yesterday, a judge presiding over a lawsuit filed against DePuy Orthopaedics and their defective ASR implants scheduled a conference to coordinate the case with a group of appointed attorneys.  The conference is scheduled to occur on November 22 in Ohio. Since the DePuy ASR hip implant was recalled and many people began filing suits against […]

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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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Problems with DePuy hip replacements may have been seen in 2007

Posted on March 24th, 2011 No Comments

The exact date that DePuy Orthopaedics realized that their hip replacement system was faulty is unknown, but evidence has been found from artificial joint registries that state that the devices had known issues in 2007. Although it looks as though problems with the devices were found in 2007, there was no recall made on the […]

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