Posts Tagged 'hip replacement'

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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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 as a ...

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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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Coalition demands more rigorous FDA screening

A coalition of patient, consumer, and public health groups urged the federal Food and Drug Administration to require more rigorous testing before a medical device used for addressing complications from aneurysm treatments can be sold.

“This decision by FDA sets a bad precedent for approving new devices,” said Lisa McGiffert, Director of Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project. “Medical devices intended to save lives should require the FDA’s most rigorous safety testing. Bypassing such testing up front can put hundreds of thousands ...

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Members of Congress: Close FDA loophole

Four Democratic U.S. Representatives have introduced legislation designed to close a major loophole in the process by which the federal Food and Drug Administration approves medical devices. The legislation’s sponsors specifically cite vaginal mesh implants and metal-on-metal hip implants as dangerous and defective devices that have made it onto the market as a result of that loophole.

A news release from the bill’s main sponsor, ...

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