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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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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 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 recall costs J&J $271 million

Posted on April 20th, 2012 No Comments

Expenses associated with the litigation and recall of DePuy hip replacement system has cost the health care company, Johnson & Johnson nearly $271 million in profits for the first quarter of the year. Officials with the health care company made a statement that the recall of its DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement implant and the cost […]

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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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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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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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Legislators push for medical device regulation reform

Posted on October 13th, 2011 No Comments

Three members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the House Energy & Commerce Committee recently wrote a letter to three House committees, asking them to hold hearings on the regulation of metal-on-metal hip implant devices and brain stents. Medical device regulation reform has recently become a common topic of discussion due to the recall […]

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