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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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Over 6,000 lawsuits filed against DePuy

Posted on May 7th, 2012 No Comments

In an update on May 1, DePuy Orthopaedics has stated that they currently have over 6,000 lawsuits consolidated that make similar claims about the company’s hip replacement system being defective. According to a judge involved in the consolidated lawsuits, nearly 4,200 lawsuits are in the multidistrict litigation in a U.S. District Court  in Ohio. Nearly […]

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Lawsuits against DePuy Orthopaedics near first trial date

Posted on April 24th, 2012 No Comments

The multidistrict litigation lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics and its faulty hip replacement system are nearing the court date. Nearly 3,500 lawsuits have joined this MDL case in order to make the pretrial proceedings go more quickly. As of now, there have only been a handful of plaintiffs that have been allowed to be excluded from […]

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Salt Lake City woman files DePuy hip recall lawsuit

Posted on April 16th, 2012 No Comments

A Salt Lake City woman who filed a lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics claiming that the hip replacement she was given was defective, has now won her first battle in the court room. This lawsuit is giving hope to the hundreds of other people who have filed similar claims and want to have them done individually. […]

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FDA discusses issue with heart pump device, HeartMate II

Posted on April 5th, 2012 No Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has recently discussed issues with the heart pump device, the HeartMate II and has published a detailed explanation of the malfunctions on their website. According to the website, the HeartMate II, manufactured by Thoratec Corp, discusses the bloodflow problems that are associated with the device. The FDA originally posted the […]

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Dangers associated with surgical procedures

Posted on February 29th, 2012 No Comments

Surgery of any kind poses numerous risks. Unfortunately, many people who received DePuy ASR hip replacements have had to undergo revision surgeries to replace the original, defective hip implant. Not only is having a second surgery expensive and inconvenient, it once again places patients at risk for surgical complications. The most common dangers associated with […]

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Defects of hip implants presented at Orthopedic Surgeons meeting

Posted on February 8th, 2012 No Comments

Today, research on the defects associated with metal-on-metal hip implants like the DePuy ASR hip replacement is scheduled to be presented at this year’s American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting in San Francisco.  Presentations included information from studies conducted by 21 metal-on-metal hip implant manufacturers.  Last year, the device makers were ordered to complete research […]

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DePuy recall prompts new legislation

Posted on January 12th, 2012 No Comments

The August 2010 recall of DePuy’s ASR hip implant recently prompted three members of the U.S. Senate to introduce legislation that would require medical device manufacturers to track their devices and take record of the patients who use them. To complicate DePuy’s recall of thousands of ASR hip replacements all over the world, the company […]

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DePuy hip implant failure rates increase

Posted on January 6th, 2012 No Comments

According to a new report by the Food and Drug Administration, the administration received more complaints concerning metal-on-metal hip replacements in the first six months of 2011 than in the past four years combined. The implant failures aren’t  just a national problem either; the English and Welsh National Joint Registry has reported that one in […]

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What to do if your hip implant was recalled

Posted on December 12th, 2011 No Comments

Product manufacturers in the U.S. issue recalls every day because their products have in some way become a threat to consumers.  Because there are so many recalls, many consumers may not notice if a product they are using has been recalled. It is especially important for people who have undergone surgery to have a hip […]

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