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Reasons to file a product liability lawsuit

Posted on July 29th, 2011 No Comments

Filing a product liability lawsuit after you or someone you love has suffered an injury or illness from a defective product is the first step one can take toward finding both legal and financial justice. Taking legal action against a manufacturer that has created a defective and dangerous product like DePuy Orthopaedics is generally the […]

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Victim of Depuy hip recall win ruling

Posted on July 28th, 2011 No Comments

This month, a judge in the U.S. District Court  in Nevada has ruled that three plaintiffs may keep their cases against the DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., out of Multi-District Litigation. This is a win for the victims because MDL litigations are longer, more complicated proceedings. Depuy fought to keep them in MDL and out of state […]

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Distinguishing between arthritis and hip implant failure

Posted on July 22nd, 2011 No Comments

Some people experiencing joint paint in the hip may be quick to assume that the pain they are experiencing is arthritis.  However, there is a good chance that it is actually the result of hip replacement failure. While arthritis and hip implant failure have many of the same symptoms — including swelling, loss of flexibility, […]

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DePuy hip implant lawsuits reach 1,000

Posted on July 20th, 2011 No Comments

Recently, the 1,000th lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics for their recalled ASR hip replacement.  The 1,000 lawsuits were filed in federal and state courts by individuals who have suffered complications after having a DePuy ASR hip implant. Before being recalled in August 2010, approximately 90,000 DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Systems […]

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DePuy lawsuits could reach $1 billion total

Posted on July 14th, 2011 No Comments

Experts estimate that Johnson & Johnson could pay up to $1 billion in lawsuits concerning their recalled DePuy hip replacements.  The lawsuits accuse DePuy Orthopaedics of failure to warn consumers of the side effects and dangers associated with their metal-on-metal hip replacements. DePuy’s metal-on-metal hip implants have been found to shed metal particles into a […]

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DePuy ASR victim has suit returned to state court

Posted on July 12th, 2011 No Comments

A DePuy ASR hip replacement victim recently experienced a small victory against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. by having her lawsuit sent back to Wisconsin state court. DePuy Orthopaedics attempted to argue that the case should be brought to federal court for Multi District Litigation. MDL proceedings are more complicated and extensive than those of state courts. […]

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Metal ion levels indicate device failure

Posted on July 5th, 2011 No Comments

Experts recommend that metal hip replacement patients, especially patients who have received a recalled DePuy hip replacement, monitor the levels of metal ions in their blood.  Abnormally high levels of metal ions can indicate hip implant device failure and cause other health complications. The first area that could be negatively affected by high levels of […]

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