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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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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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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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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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New Jersey DePuy recalled suits centralized in Bergen County

Posted on April 29th, 2011 No Comments

The lawsuits against DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson have risen to well over a hundred and there have been efforts made to consolidate the claims. In New Jersey, the recall cases that are filed have been designated to be managed centrally in Bergen County. The lawsuits came after the recall of the DePuy ASR […]

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Judge orders DePuy hip replacement systems be removed, used as evidence

Posted on April 14th, 2011 No Comments

A federal judge has requested that all  removed Depuy ASR recalled systems that are being used in lawsuits be removed so that they can be used as evidence. The judge is overseeing most of the hip recall lawsuits that have consolidated in Ohio. He ordered that the parts be preserved so that there is no […]

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Patients with recalled hip products remain unaware of danger

Posted on April 11th, 2011 No Comments

Although 93,000 hip replacement systems have been recalled because of a defect that can cause serious pain and damage, some patients are still unaware of the danger. DePuy Orthopaedics, a branch of Johnson & Johnson, recalled two different types of hip implants when it was found that they fail 12 to 13 percent of the […]

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