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J&J hip implant design flaw known to company executives as shown through internal documents

Posted on February 25th, 2013 No Comments

Johnson & Johnson executives allegedly knew of a design flaw in its Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implant even before the product’s recall in 2010, as revealed by internal documents during a trial regarding the mechanism’s high failure rate. Manufactured for the United States market in 2005, the product started getting flak from its users […]

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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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Executives for DePuy to testify in hip replacement lawsuits

Posted on October 3rd, 2012 No Comments

Eight top executives for DePuy Orthopaedics must testify  in the court regarding the recall of DePuy’s ASR hip replacement systems and implants. The executives have been required to testify and will have a few months to gather notes, documents, and other needed materials. As of now, there have been nearly 6,000 product liability lawsuits filed […]

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Federal health officials investigate metal hip replacements

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 No Comments

Officials with the Food and Drug Administration are going to begin an investigation into metal hip replacements that have been failing in American patients for some time and U.S. health officials want to know the exact reason why. Beginning last week, the FDA had a two-day meeting that discussed the safety of this type of […]

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DePuy lawsuit claims implant was ‘too complicated’

Posted on June 11th, 2012 No Comments

A lawsuit filed against the makers of the DePuy hip system after the product was recalled in 2010, claims that the hip replacement product was “too challenging” for  surgeons to implant. The lawsuit was filed on May 15, 2012 in the state court of California and claims that after he received the surgery in March […]

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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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