Posts Tagged 'hip implants'

Multidistrict Litigation Established for Stryker Hip Implant Cases

contact Lopez McHugh hip implant injury lawyers for assistance with your hip implant injury lawsuitAs a result of the increasing number of Stryker hip implant cases filed around the country, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has ordered the creation of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) so that a single judge can efficiently handle all of these cases.

MDLs are centralized locations for all federal cases involving a particular form of litigation, such ...

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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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Lawyers worried about regulatory change for hip implants

The leading plaintiff trial lawyers association has expressed concerns to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that a proposed regulatory change might prevent people injured by faulty all-metal hip implants from suing the manufacturers for damages.

The implants in question, such as those manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary, have both a ball and a socket coated in a combination ...

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DePuy to stop making metal hip implants

DePuy Orthopaedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has announced that it is phasing out production of its metal-on-metal hip implants, according to a story in the New York Times.

The all-metal implants feature both a ball and a socket coated in a combination of cobalt and chromium. They were originally marketed as more durable than hip replacements that feature ceramic or plastic. But industry-wide, manufacturers have been phasing out the all-metal ...

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