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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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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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Thousands in Australia affected by DePuy hip implants

Posted on November 9th, 2011 No Comments

Approximately 5,000 people in Australia could potentially be affected by defects in the DePuy ASR hip implant.  Thousands had the hip replacement implanted before DePuy’s recall in 2010. The hip implants were advertised to last without failure or defect for around 15 years.  However, many patients who have received these hip replacement have found that […]

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DePuy settles lawsuit accusing them of providing kickbacks to surgeons

Posted on October 25th, 2011 No Comments

After DePuy Orthopaedics and four other leading hip and knee replacement manufacturers settled a lawsuit that claimed the companies provided kickbacks to surgeons in order to get them to use their products, the manufacturers have reduced payments made to surgeons and physicians. In 2007, DePuy and the other manufacturers agreed to pay $311 million to […]

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Woman links symptoms to DePuy defects

Posted on September 22nd, 2011 No Comments

A Huntsville, Alabama woman recently share her story of how she linked symptoms she was experiencing for 2 years to her recalled DePuy hip implant. The woman says she received a DePuy hip implant after the tissue around her hip died due to an injury she suffered in a car accident in 2006.  Last year, […]

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Hip implants more risky for some patients

Posted on September 7th, 2011 No Comments

Anyone can need a hip replacement and anyone can suffer side effects from a defective hip replacement.  However, there are certain factors that can make a person more susceptible to needing a hip replacement or replacement revision surgery. About 12 to 13 percent of hip replacement patients suffer side effects from their hip replacement.  Factors […]

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Texas woman files DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit

Posted on September 1st, 2011 No Comments

A woman from Beaumont, Texas recently filed suit against Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. and DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.  In the filing, the woman states that she would never have had hip replacement surgery using a DePuy ASR hip implant if she knew that the product would only last 2 for years. The woman had a […]

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FDA experiences surge in metal-on-metal hip implant complaints

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 No Comments

According to The New York Times, the Food and Drug Administration has experienced a dramatic surge in complaints concerning failed metal-on-metal hip implants like the DePuy ASR hip implant, after studies suggested that the artificial hips are dangerous and defective. The FDA has received a total of more than 5,000 complaints about defective metal-on-metal hip […]

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Replacing a defective hip implant

Posted on August 18th, 2011 No Comments

The DePuy ASR hip implants produced after July 2003 were recalled for causing a number of problems in many patients.  If you have experienced problems with your hip implant or are aware that you have a defective DePuy ASR hip implant, you may need to consult with a medical professional about replacing your hip implant. […]

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Problems associated with loose hip implants

Posted on August 16th, 2011 No Comments

Hip implants replace the ball and socket joint of the hip.  In order for these implants to stay in place, they must be attached to nearby bones as if they were the real hip joint. In most cases, hip implants are either pressed or cemented onto the pelvic and femur bones.  If for some reason […]

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