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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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Myths about hip replacement surgery

Posted on June 21st, 2012 No Comments

Many people who need joint replacement surgeries are scared to even discuss the topic because they believe many things about the procedure that may not be true. This blog will discuss the myths that many have on these surgeries. First, many people think that joint replacement surgeries only last for about 10 years and in […]

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DePuy lawsuit filed, later dismissed

Posted on May 29th, 2012 No Comments

A lawsuit filed against DePuy Orthopaedic after a man’s wife suffered after receiving a DePuy hip replacement surgery. The lawsuit has now been thrown out due to lack of jurisdiction. The lawsuit was filed by two California residents in February 2012, but has now been thrown out because of lack of jurisdiction because one of […]

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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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2 plaintiffs seek more than $250,000 from DePuy

Posted on February 15th, 2012 No Comments

Two more lawsuits were recently filed against DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson regarding defective ASR hip implants. Both cases were filed at the St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois. One of the plaintiffs received a DePuy ASR hip implant in September 2008 and the other in August 2007. Both say that their hip […]

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FDA tells DePuy to take joint replacements off the market

Posted on January 30th, 2012 No Comments

Recently, the FDA asked DePuy Orthopaedics to take several of their joint replacements off the market. ¬†According to a letter from the agency, Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary DePuy sold 14 hip, knee, and joint replacements without proper approval. The letter accuses DePuy of improperly marketing the devices and selling them without the necessary premarket […]

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Johnson & Johnson pays $3 billion for hip recall in 2011

Posted on January 25th, 2012 No Comments

Johnson & Johnson, owner of DePuy Orthopaedics, recently released a report on their finances in 2011. ¬†According to the report, the DePuy hip recall and litigation related to the product cost the company $2.9 billion last year. The company’s expenses related to the recalled DePuy ASR hip replacement included $336 million for the recall, $1 […]

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Health insurance subrogation in DePuy lawsuits

Posted on January 10th, 2012 No Comments

While health insurance is designed to help patients pay their medical bills, when a patient is injured and files suit, their insurance provider may be entitled to some amount of payment from any settlement or award resulting from the lawsuit. For example, if a DePuy ASR hip replacement patient experiences hip implant failure and decides […]

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Metal on metal hip recalls cause earlier replacements

Posted on December 30th, 2011 No Comments

Metal on metal hips have commonly been selected by individuals who lead a young and active lifestyle. These hips were supposed to withstand more activity and lead to a longer life before replacement surgery needed to occur. Now, DePuy Orthopedics are recalling these metal on metal hips. This recall is centered around the fact that […]

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Thousands of cases pending against DePuy

Posted on December 5th, 2011 No Comments

About a year and half after Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics recalled their ASR hip replacement, thousands of lawsuits against the manufacturers are pending. Approximately 2,600 claims have been consolidated into the multidistrict litigation in Northern Ohio. ¬†Moreover, around 1,000 individuals claims are pending in courts all over the country. As of August, the […]

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