Depuy Hip Replacements

How Long Do I Have to File a Hip Replacement Lawsuit?

In January of 2013, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication advising healthcare professionals and the general public regarding the risks associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. These medical devices have been linked to serious adverse results, including loosening of the joint, pain, bone and soft tissue damage, as well as metal poisoning. Because of the strict time limitations involved in hip implant lawsuit cases, anyone who believes they may have sustained an ...

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DePuy Hip Implant Settlement Details Emerge

As being reported by numerous news agencies, Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle thousands of pending lawsuits against its subsidiary DePuy Othopaedics arising from its ASR hip implant. Attorneys for the Plaintiffs and Defendants announced the DePuy hip implant settlement agreement during a settlement conference on November 19, 2013 before the Honorable David S. Katz, judge for the  United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Western Division.

Following the settlement conference, details of the DePuy hip ...

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Settlement reached in DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

The New York Times reports that a tentative deal has been reached to settle thousands of DePuy hip implant lawsuits. The lawsuits were filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, alleging premature failure of DePuy’s ASR metal-on-metal hip implants. The settlement, which still requires court approval, could reach up to $4 billion dollars.

Approximately 12,000 hip implant lawsuits have been filed against DePuy Orthopaedics. DePuy recalled the implants in mid-2010.

According to the New York Times, the average settlement ...

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First Federal DePuy Hip Replacement Trial Set to Begin

The National Law Journal is reporting that the first federal trial involving DePuy Orthopaedic Inc.’s metal-on-metal hip implant devices is set to begin on September 9, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first of nearly 8,000 cases currently being coordinated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) before Judge David Katz.

This first case involves a woman who claims she had to remove her DePuy ASR XL hip implant after her hip dislocated. In general, Plaintiffs are alleging that DePuy’s ...

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Johnson & Johnson recalls contraceptives

Johnson & Johnson has announced a voluntary recall of millions of oral contraceptive packages, after tests showed that one of the hormones in the pills was being released more slowly than it should.

A story in the Asbury Park Press notes that it’s the latest in a series of about 40 product recalls announced by Johnson & Johnson since 2009.

Among them is the 2010 recall of an all-metal hip implant manufactured by ...

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Medical device regulations criticized

A story in Canadian news magazine MacLean’s deals with the haphazard nature of medical device regulation, characterizing the problem as a “scandal in the making.”

According to the article, flawed oversight of medical devices – essentially any medical product that doesn’t work through a chemical process – is an international problem that exists in the United States and Europe, as well as Canada.

The article specifically mentions two medical devices that serve as ...

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