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Hip Replacement Recall

Irish Woman Files Lawsuit Against DePuy for Hip Implant

An Irish woman could become the first in Ireland to go to trial against DePuy Orthopaedics for their recalled hip implants, according to the Irish Times. There have been lawsuits filed around the world due to defective DePuy hip implants that have had a high revision rate and reportedly could cause metal to leak into …

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New Data Shows Effects of DePuy ASR Hip Implants

A new report from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry has found that 11.3 percent of all hip replacements were revision surgeries, while that number climbed to 12.5 percent in 2011, according to PRWeb. The report found that the entire increase could be attributed to the high number of revision surgeries for the …

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DePuy Executives Called to Testify About Hip Implants

Some of the top executives for DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, have been asked to testify in an upcoming personal-injury trial regarding the company’s metal-on-metal hip implants, according to Cision. Numerous clinical studies have revealed high failure rates for the devices as well as serious concerns about metal seeping into the bloodstream …

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Report: DePuy Settles Three Cases for $200,000 a Patient

Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy unit has reportedly reached an agreement to settle three of its approximately 8,000 lawsuits related to hip implants, according to Bloomberg. The company will pay about $200,000 per patient to solve three cases involving Nevada residents for a total of $600,000. The cases were scheduled for trial later this year. One …

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Stryker Recalls Hip Stems due to Possible Tissue Reactions

Stryker Orthopaedics has issued a recall of the Rejuvenate Modular and AGB II modular-neck hip stems because of possible negative reactions in the local tissue, according to the company’s website. The recall was initiated because of health risks with the product after the total hip-replacement procedure. There is the possibility of fretting and corrosion near …

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Time Running Out to File DePuy Injury Lawsuit

The clock is ticking for patients who have received DePuy ASR hip implants and are considering filing lawsuits, according to Carey Danis. Each state government sets a statute of limitations that prohibits lawsuits being filed once a certain amount of time has elapsed. If a lawsuit is not filed within that time period, the victim …

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Health Experts Tell FDA Metal-on-Metal Hips Should Be Avoided

A panel that met with the Food and Drug Administration last week concluded that there are few reasons to keep using metal-on-metal hip implants in light of research that shows they can cause harm to patients, according to CBS News. The panel consisted of 18 members and was selected to recommend guidelines for how to …

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