Posts Tagged 'metallosis'

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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Hip Implant Responsible for Death of Woman

hip implant cement leads to heart attack in patientThe Guardian reports on a Birmingham woman who died of a heart attack caused by cement used in her hip implant. The 75-year-old schoolteacher reportedly led a healthy, active life, walking several miles daily. But during an operation to treat a fractured hip, the woman expired on the operating table from a rare condition known as bone cement implantation syndrome.

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Smith & Nephew Hip Resurfacing Devices Continue to Cause Health Issues

birmingham hip resurfacing system continues to cause problemsAn article published in The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a range of Smith & Nephew patients who continue to suffer from failed hip replacement and hip resurfacing devices even after revision surgery. One woman, from Charlton in Victoria, talks about the numerous health complications that stemmed from and persist after her Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing operation.

Smith & Nephew is a UK-based medical device manufacturer ...

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