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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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DePuy settles lawsuit accusing them of providing kickbacks to surgeons

Posted on October 25th, 2011 No Comments

After DePuy Orthopaedics and four other leading hip and knee replacement manufacturers settled a lawsuit that claimed the companies provided kickbacks to surgeons in order to get them to use their products, the manufacturers have reduced payments made to surgeons and physicians. In 2007, DePuy and the other manufacturers agreed to pay $311 million to […]

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FDA has until November to review all-metal hip implant producers’ study plans

Posted on October 20th, 2011 No Comments

In May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked all manufacturers of all-metal hip implants, like DePuy Orthopaedics, to begin research into their metal-on-metal hip replacement devices’ failure rates, defects, and risks. In addition, the FDA asked the hip replacement producers to submit plans for their study that they would then review, and possibly approve, […]

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Defects of the DePuy ASR hip implant

Posted on October 18th, 2011 No Comments

The DePuy ASR hip implant was recalled after officials realized that the device had an unacceptably high failure rate.  These devices can fail in a number of ways. Defects associated with the DePuy ASR hip implant include hip replacement dislocation, loosened hip joints, and fractures in bones located near the hip replacement. Often, people with […]

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Legislators push for medical device regulation reform

Posted on October 13th, 2011 No Comments

Three members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the House Energy & Commerce Committee recently wrote a letter to three House committees, asking them to hold hearings on the regulation of metal-on-metal hip implant devices and brain stents. Medical device regulation reform has recently become a common topic of discussion due to the recall […]

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‘Poster lady’ for Depuy files suit against the manufacturer

Posted on October 12th, 2011 No Comments

A “poster lady” for Depuy Orthopaedics’s ASR hip implant in the United Kingdom is filing suit against the hip replacement manufacturer.  Penny Brown, a former professional gymnast, agreed to advertise the hip replacement after receiving one of their ASR implants in 2004 to stop serious arthritis pain in her hip. Brown says, “I was advised […]

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Compensation in DePuy hip replacement lawsuits

Posted on October 5th, 2011 No Comments

Pursuing a lawsuit against DePuy over a defective hip replacement can result in a variety of different types of compensation. For example, individuals who choose to file suit against DePuy due to a failed hip replacement are likely to receive compensation for medical expenses related to their initial surgery, a revision surgery, or any other […]

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3-year delay between signs of defects and recall in Australia

Posted on October 3rd, 2011 No Comments

According to members of the Australian Senate, a 3-year delay occurred between the time the nation’s Therapeutic Goods Administration noticed the defects of DePuy’s ASR hip implants and the time Johnson & Johnson issued a recall of their product in Australia. Australian and British officials were the first to notice that DePuy’s metal-on-metal hip implant […]

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