Posts Tagged 'hip replacement'

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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Wright Hit with Double Hip Implant Failure Lawsuit

wright hip implants subject of new lawsuitAnother Wright hip implant lawsuit has joined the growing Georgia multidistrict litigation, this time alleging that Wright Medical Group and associated companies were responsible for not one but two instances of hip implant failure. The new lawsuit, filed last month by a Los Angeles man, claims that Wright’s Conserve hip implant was defectively designed, and that the company failed to warn doctors and patients of the risks their ...

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Zimmer Hip Implant Component Recalled

fda issues recall on zimmer hip implantsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall of a Zimmer hip implant component used in hip replacement systems. The M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks is a Tivanium alloy device is used by surgeons to fit hip replacement systems to individual patients.

According to the FDA notice, the Zimmer devices were recalled due to higher-than-expected levels of manufacturing residues resulting from a ...

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Adverse Event Report Finds Fault with Zimmer Hip Implant Components

adverse event report filed over zimmer hip implantAn adverse event report submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2014 outlines safety issues with Zimmer trabecular metal primary hip prosthesis femoral stems. The report includes cases where patients who were implanted with the component experienced implant corrosion and aggravation to surrounding soft tissue.

While Zimmer is not currently facing any lawsuits over its trabecular metal primary hip prosthesis femoral stems, the Indiana-based company still ...

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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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Jury Finds for Johnson & Johnson in Pinnacle Hip Implant Case

In a blow to plaintiffs in the Pinnacle hip litigation, Johnson & Johnson has successfully defended the first trial over its Pinnacle hip implant. Bloomberg recently reported on the defense verdict in the first Pinnacle hip trial.

More than six thousand lawsuits have been filed over the Pinnacle device. Cases filed in federal court have been consolidated in Dallas. Plaintiffs in the Pinnacle hip implant litigation, as well as those filing lawsuits over other faulty metal-on-metal hip ...

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