Posts Tagged 'hip implants'

Johnson & Johnson Loses Huge in Billion-Dollar Verdict

johnson & johnson loses billion dollar pinnacle hip decision“You got to know when to hold ‘em. Know when to fold ‘em. Know when to walk away, and know when to run.”

It’s pretty obvious that no one at Johnson & Johnson knows the words to Kenny Rodgers’ timeless advice-giving anthem “The Gambler.” If they did, they might have considered that pressing their defense of the Pinnacle hip replacement implant may lead them to another loss. In this ...

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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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Zimmer Hip Lawsuits Filings on the Rise

lawsuits over zimmer hip implants have been consolidatedIn June 2010, 240 Zimmer hip lawsuits were consolidated in a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. Court for the District of New Jersey. Nearly five years later, that number continues to grow, with new cases filed as recently as December 2014.

Zimmer Holdings is a medical device manufacturer based in Warsaw, IN. In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration approved Zimmer’s new Durom Acetabular Component, or Durom Cup, for ...

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DePuy Set to Pay $2.5 Million for ASR Hip Implant Settlement

DePuy Orthopeadics, a subunit of Johnson & Johnson, will pay more than $2.5 million to settle metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits.

The settlement was announced in November 2013, and late last month the company waived its “walk-away rights” and will begin paying plaintiffs.

Patients who had to get a second operation as the result of a faulty or failed ASR hip implant will be receiving payments from the Warsaw-based company. 7,200 American patients agreed to the settlement; this is ...

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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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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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