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DePuy Hip Recall Lawyer

4,500 Australians Sue J&J Over ASR Hip Implants

Several news agencies have reported that Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a class action lawsuit filed by attorneys representing 4,500 Australians over health issues they experienced due to the defective all-metal hip implants the company recalled back in 2010. In Australia, data related to the hip implants indicated that 44 percent of the …

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Second of 10,750 U.S. DePuy hip joint lawsuits under way

An estimated 10,750 lawsuits have been filed in the United States by patients alleging that the recalled DePuy ASR all-metal artificial hip implant is defective, including more than 8,000 lawsuits consolidated into a single class action lawsuit to be tried in a federal court in Toledo, Ohio. Another 2,000 cases will be tried separately in …

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DePuy ordered to pay $8.3 million to metal hip joint patient

The jury in the first of 10,750 lawsuits filed by hip-replacement patients who allege that the metal-on-metal ASR XL hip joint manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy caused medical problems awarded the plaintiff $8.3 million in compensatory damages.  These all-metal hip joints, first marketed to medical professionals and potential hip replacement patients in 2005, …

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Johnson & Johnson accused of gambling with patient safety

During the closing arguments for the first lawsuit related to the ASR XL all-metal hip implant manufactured by Johnson and Johnson subsidiary DePuy to go to trial, the plaintiff’s attorney accused the orthopedics manufacturer of taking unnecessary risks with patients ‘health and safety. According to the attorney’s allegations, the company did not warn medical professionals …

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Another DePuy orthopedic device recalled by FDA

As the first of more than 10,000 lawsuits related to the DePuy XL all-metal hip implants winds to a close, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a Class I safety recall for another medical device made by Johnson and Johnson’s orthopedic division DePuy. The LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve, a device used in reconstructive knee …

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Johnson & Johnson accused of valuing profit over patient safety

Metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by Johnson and Johnson’s orthopedics division DePuy were recalled in 2010 following studies that showed the ASR XL hip joint had a significantly higher rate of premature failure than other implants. In the first of more than 10,000 lawsuits related to these hip implants, the plaintiff’s attorney argued that the company …

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