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Executives for DePuy to testify in hip replacement lawsuits

Posted on October 3rd, 2012 No Comments

Eight top executives for DePuy Orthopaedics must testify  in the court regarding the recall of DePuy’s ASR hip replacement systems and implants. The executives have been required to testify and will have a few months to gather notes, documents, and other needed materials. As of now, there have been nearly 6,000 product liability lawsuits filed […]

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Johnson & Johnson settles first three hip implant lawsuits

Posted on September 7th, 2012 No Comments

Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits over a subsidiary’s defective hip implant product that was recalled in 2010. However, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., has settled the first three cases involving the ASR hip implant for about $600,000 total. The cases were scheduled to go to trial later this year, but the company decided to settle them for […]

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Recall occurs for another metal hip replacement system

Posted on June 25th, 2012 No Comments

Another manufacturer has announced the recall of their metal hip replacement system after officials with the company stated that they were not satisfied with the result of the product. The British-based company, Smith & Nepehew, is the fourth company that has recalled a metal-on-metal hip replacement. Thiss type of hip replacement system was said to […]

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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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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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Faulty implant replacements can cause health issues

Posted on March 29th, 2012 No Comments

Faulty hip replacements and other devices can carry serious risk and a report done on medical device surgeries showed that nearly 2,800 people died of faulty replacement surgeries in 2006. A doctor at the Cleveland Clinic co-authored the study over faulty medical devices and stated that many think that when they undergo a surgery to […]

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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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New legislation pushes companies to track implants

Posted on December 22nd, 2011 No Comments

After the recall of ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing System and problems with metal-on-metal implants was brought into light, lawmakers are pushing companies to keep track of their implants after they are sold. The makers of the hip implant discussed earlier, DePuy, faced legal issues when their product began to fail and many […]

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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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