Recent Posts in Hip Implants Category

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MicroPort Recalls Its Profemur Modular-Neck Hip Implant System

In August 2015, MicroPort voluntarily recalled its Profemur Modular-Neck Hip Implant System. The recall came after MicroPort received twenty-eight reports of the modular neck fracturing. The Food and ...
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News Regarding Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits

When Stryker Corporations recalled two of their hip replacement products, it was bound to lead to not only concern, but also lawsuits from individuals who were suffering from pain and discomfort ...
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Common Issues with the Stryker Hip Replacement

When individuals have an issue with their hip and a replacement is recommended, the patient has the right to expect the replacement to be safe and free of problems. One of the most recognizable names ...
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The Stage is Set First DePuy Pinnacle Bellwether Trial Scheduled to Begin Sept 2014

Over the past year, you may have seen news that Johnson & Johnson has offered to settle many DePuy ASR hip lawsuits. However, it is important to note that the settlement only covers the ASR product ...
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Plaintiff Wins $8.34 Million Judgment in the First DePuy ASR Trial

The first DePuy ASR trial has concluded in the Los Angeles Superior Court of California, styled In re: Loren Kransky and Sheryl Kransky v. DePuy, Inc., et al . Plaintiff Loren Kransky is a resident ...
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Metal-on-Metal Hip Failures: The Crisis Expands

A report by the New York Times has estimated that over 500,000 patients in the United States are recipients of metal-on-metal hip implants. Patients who have had these hips fail typically experience ...
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Stryker Rejuvenate Hip System Recalled: Lawsuits on the Horizon

On July 6, 2012, orthopedic products manufacturer Stryker issued a voluntary hip recall for its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II hip implants. These devices have been associated with a range of ...
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Metal-on-Metal Hips - Summer Developments

Several significant developments have emerged in the metal-on-metal hip litigation and health crisis in the past few months: First, nearly three years after the initial DePuy ASR hip recall from ...
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Lines in the Sand: DePuy and Johnson & Johnson Take Hard Line Stance over Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Failures

When the DePuy ASR hip crisis escalated in 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary) took certain measures to assist affected patients, such as setting up a process to handle and ...
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Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Plans to Withdraw Several Mesh Systems from the Market

In a June 4, 2012 letter, Johnson & Johnson announced that it will cease sales of four of its Ethicon pelvic mesh product systems. Johnson & Johnson has requested approval from the Food & Drug ...
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Consumer and Manufacturer Costs for Surgical Mesh and Metal-on-Metal Hip FDA Clearance

When a physician tells you that a medical device can improve your life, most people assume that the device has been tested for safety and effectiveness. However, this is rarely the case. In fact, most ...
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Again & Again: Johnson & Johnson Disregards Patient Safety

As the hip implant and transvaginal mesh litigation against DePuy and Johnson & Johnson moves forward more is discovered about how the companies conducted their medical device business. Just days ...
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Business as Usual: Johnson & Johnson Puts Profits Over Patient Safety

Within the last two months, we have learned how Johnson & Johnson handles its medical device business. It puts profits over patient safety. Johnson & Johnson has sold and marketed several devices with ...
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DePuy's Delay Carries a $3 Billion Cost

In the past several weeks several news outlets have reported significant developments with regards to DePuy, the subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson responsible for the metal-on-metal hip implants that ...
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When Will Regulators Listen? Orthopaedic Surgeons Call for a Ban on Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

The BBC reported yesterday that expert orthopaedic surgeons in the United Kingdom say that metal-on-metal hip implants should not longer be used. The high failure rates of metal-on-metal hips and the ...
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Toxic Levels of Metal Ions - Chromium & Cobalt - Found in Patients with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

A joint investigation by the BBC and the British Medical Journal found that patients with metal-on-metal hip implants have toxic levels of chromium and cobalt. In some patients with metal-on-metal hip ...
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Metal on Metal Hip Litigation Rapidly Expanding

Metal on Metal Hip Litigation Rapidly Expanding Beyond DePuy ASR and Pinnacle Hips to Other Hip Replacement Manufacturers In the last year, there have been highly publicized lawsuits for metal on ...
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Johnson & Johnson & DePuy Orthopedics Sold Rejected Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

It is not surprising that as time passes we are learning more and more about how DePuy and Johnson & Johnson put profits over patients. First, it was the recall of the ASR XL Hip System. Next, we ...
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Two Trials, Two Products & One Defendant: Same Failures

Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Trial Last week’s testimony and evidence supported plaintiff’s claims that Johnson & Johnson failed to properly study the ASR hip implant before ...
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Johnson & Johnson ASR Trial Testimony: Confirming Profit Came First

In March 2012, I wrote two blogs about Johnson & Johnson’s disregard for patient safety. Again & Again: Johnson & Johnson Disregards Patient Safety and Business as Usual: Johnson & Johnson Put Profits ...
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A Tale of Two Products: What Johnson & Johnson Knew But Did Not Disclose

Over the last few weeks, Johnson & Johnson has been defending itself, it companies, Ethicon and DePuy Orthopedics, and its products, Prolift transvaginal mesh and ASR metal-on-metal hip implant in two ...
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U.S. Congress Calls for Investigation into the Safety of Metal-on-Metal Hip - Is it too late?

Bloomberg News reported on October 12, 2011 that a group of Democratic leaders urged the U.S. Congress to probe deeper into the safety of metal-on-metal hips, like Johnson & Johnson’s ASR hip system. ...
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Damaged Caused by Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants is More Extensive Then First Thought

As feared more and more patients with metal-on-metal hips, like Johnson & Johnson’s ASR and Pinnacle hip systems, are undergoing revision and replacement surgery. Orthopedic surgeons are seeing more ...
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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failure Rates on the Rise

The National Joint Registry for England and Wales has reported that all metal hips, like DePuy’s ASR, have a higher failure rate than traditional hip replacements. This is data similar to the data ...
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They Don't Make Them Like They Use To - Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Not the Best

That old adage is ringing true these days in the world of artificial hip implants. The artificial hip was developed in the 1960’s and was seen as highly effective by the 1990’s. However, like all good ...
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