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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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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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Alabama couple files DePuy lawsuit

Posted on November 14th, 2011 No Comments

A couple from Gaylesville, Alabama recently filed a lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics concerning the ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing Platform. The DePuy lawsuit was filed in Rome, Alabama in federal court.  According to the suit, the husband had a DePuy ASR hip replacement implanted in January 2007.  The couple claims that the […]

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‘Nightly News’ calls DePuy hip implant recall ‘Largest Medical Device Failure Ever’

Posted on November 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Last month, “NBC Nightly News,” hosted by Brian Williams, featured a report on DePuy Orthopaedics’s recall of their metal-on-metal hip replacements that was titled, “Largest Medical Device Failure Ever.” DePuy’s recall of their metal-on-metal hip replacements involved 93,000 hip implant devices which were found to cause dislocations, fractures, and pseudotumors.  The recalled hip implants were […]

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DePuy agrees that hip recall lawsuits should be consolidated

Posted on May 20th, 2011 No Comments

A motion was filed recently in order to consolidate all federal lawsuits over the DePuy hip replacement defects and now DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson have agreed that the suit should be transferred to one judge. In March, the first DePuy hip recall lawsuit was filed and a motion was set to consolidate them. […]

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Australia discusses the ASR hip replacement scandal

Posted on May 16th, 2011 No Comments

The recall of the ASR hip replacement system by DePuy Orthopaedics has lead hundreds of people worldwide to be in severe pain. In Australia, the product was recalled voluntarily in 2009 before being recalled worldwide in 2010, but not before nearly 93,000 people had the surgery done. Out of these patients, 5,500 of them were […]

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