Posts Tagged 'metal-on-metal'

Judge Cuts Billion Dollar Hip Verdict by Half

pinnacle hip implant jury award cutBoth sides made their case and the decision was left to the jury. That jury came back with its decision and a very powerful message. $30 million was to paid by Johnson & Johnson for damages sustained by the plaintiffs after receiving Pinnacle hip replacement implants. An additional $1 billion was to be paid in punitive damages.

That verdict was just one in a series of losses for the medical device ...

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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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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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