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Johnson & Johnson settles first three hip implant lawsuits

Posted on September 7th, 2012 No Comments

Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits over a subsidiary’s defective hip implant product that was recalled in 2010. However, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., has settled the first three cases involving the ASR hip implant for about $600,000 total. The cases were scheduled to go to trial later this year, but the company decided to settle them for […]

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First Irish lawsuit against DePuy filed in April

Posted on May 10th, 2012 No Comments

The first Irish lawsuit against Depuy Orthopaedics was filed in April 2012 claiming that the predecessor to the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement system, the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System, caused the man to require a corrective hip surgery. The Pinnacle lawsuit in Ireland was filed by a 51-year-old man after he received a Pinnacle […]

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Man seeks compensation for DePuy hip replacement lawsuit

Posted on May 3rd, 2012 No Comments

A man filed a lawsuit last month against DePuy Orthopaedics and he is seeking financial compensation for injury and pain that was caused by the defective hip replacement that he received. On November 14, 2008, the Sacramento man went into surgery in order to receive a DePuy hip replacement surgery. He claims that he was […]

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DePuy hip replacement lawsuits near 200 in Ireland

Posted on April 11th, 2012 No Comments

The number of DePuy hip replacement lawsuits filed by Irish patients is now nearing 200 people. All of the suits claim that the plaintiffs received defective hip implants. The lawsuits have been filed against DePuy Orthopaedics and their parent company, Johnson& Johnson and claim that the defendants did not properly warn consumers of the potential […]

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Email revealing DePuy’s knowledge of defects released

Posted on February 22nd, 2012 No Comments

Recently, an internal DePuy Orthopaedics email was released that reveals the company’s knowledge of the defects and high failure rate of their ASR hip implants. The message was written by DePuy’s Vice President in August 2009–a year before the device manufacturer recalled their product. The email was sent to three other DePuy executives and addressed […]

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Scientists find all-metal hip implants produce natural lubricant

Posted on January 16th, 2012 No Comments

Scientists from the U.S. and Germany recently found that all-metal hip implants have the ability to produce a natural lubricant called graphite. Researchers believe this discovery could help device manufacturers create hip implants that will last longer and be less likely to be defective.  The study comes shortly after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

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New legislation pushes companies to track implants

Posted on December 22nd, 2011 No Comments

After the recall of ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing System and problems with metal-on-metal implants was brought into light, lawmakers are pushing companies to keep track of their implants after they are sold. The makers of the hip implant discussed earlier, DePuy, faced legal issues when their product began to fail and many […]

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Study says hormone therapy lowers risk of hip fracture in women

Posted on November 28th, 2011 No Comments

New research suggests that women on hormone therapy have a lower risk of suffering a hip fracture.  Conversely, women who have been on hormone therapy but stop taking it have an increased risk of hip fracture. The study was conducted by Women’s Health Initiative.  Researchers concluded that hormone therapy decreases the risk of hip, spine, […]

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Doctor studies all-metal hip implant failure rate

Posted on November 21st, 2011 No Comments

A doctor and researcher in the United Kingdom recently conducted a study into the failure rate of metal-on-metal hip implants.  The results of his study were presented at the combined British Orthopaedic Association and Irish Orthopaedic Association meeting this year. 182 hip replacement patients were examined in the study for a mean length of time […]

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Patients continue to file lawsuits over DePuy ASR hip implant

Posted on November 17th, 2011 No Comments

Recent information on litigation concerning the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant shows that patients continue to file suit over the device’s defects and failure at a high rate.  The medical device was recalled in the summer of 2010. Still, patients who received the defective hip implant are filing suit at a rate of about 20 […]

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