Posts Tagged 'DePuy'

Big Penalties for Johnson & Johnson in Pinnacle Hip Debacle

johnson & johnson to pay millions in hip implant lawsuitJohnson & Johnson was hit with the second-largest jury award issued this year for its role in the pain and injuries sustained by patients implanted with Pinnacle hip replacements.

$502 million was awarded to a group of five patients in a Dallas federal court. $142 million was awarded in damages. The remaining $360 million was awarded as a punitive measure against Johnson & Johnson.

Texas law caps ...

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Texas Couple Files DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit

deputy hip replacement lawsuit filed in texasA Texas couple recently filed a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit alleging that DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, marketed its Pinnacle hip implant despite knowing the product had dangerous defects.

DePuy hip lawsuits are hardly new, with the first one filed over six years ago. Since then, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received over 400 complaints of premature DePuy hip implant failure. These ...

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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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$2.5 billion J&J hip settlement announced

Johnson & Johnson recently announced a $2.47 billion hip settlement through its DePuy subsidiary.

DePuy’s Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implant was recalled in 2010. Now, an estimated 8,000 lawsuits are being filed over the device. The $2.47 billion settlement announced by J&J is likely to settle a large portion–though not all–of the pending cases.

The problematic all-metal hip implants promised more durability over the previous metal and plastic hip joints. Over the past ten years, they became popular among orthopedic surgeons. Now, patients are ...

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Judge’s Ruling Expands Number of Hip Implant Claims

A recent order by Judge Richard Kramer of the California Superior Court in San Francisco has expanded the type of metal-on-metal implant cases that may be filed in state court. Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits nationwide as a result of its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedic’s ASR XL Acetabular System hip implants. It has been estimated that 1 out of every 8 DePuy ASR hip implants will fail prematurely and require corrective surgery within 5 years of ...

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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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