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DePuy MDL lawsuit adds Texas case

Posted on June 4th, 2012 No Comments

The multidistrict litigation against DePuy Orthopaedics has now added a new lawsuit from a Texas woman who claims that she sustained painful injuries after receiving an ASR hip replacement system. This hip replacement system was recalled in 2010 after that system was deemed faulty. The manufacturer is currently facing hundreds of lawsuits as a result. […]

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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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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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DePuy lawsuit filed in Australia over hip replacement defect

Posted on April 30th, 2012 No Comments

A class action lawsuit has now been filed in Australia against DePuy Orthopaedics after patients claimed that the hip replacement system failed and caused them to suffer from serious pain. According to the lawsuit, nearly 5,500 people in Australia have received the faulty hip replacement system. The first lawsuit was filed in Sydney in June […]

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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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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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