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Johnson & Johnson Hip Implant Failure

In the first loss that pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J & J) has faced with their Pinnacle line of artificial hips, a jury in Dallas has ordered the company to pay $502 million in damages to five patients who forged a lawsuit against the company when the devices failed, leaving them with severe pain Read More

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Number of DePuy hip implant cases increases while first trial underway

From the SE Texas Record: By MARILYN TENNISSEN The number of lawsuits filed in Texas over problems with DePuy hip implants is nearing 7,000, while the first trial over the alleged defects continues. As of Sept. 30, court documents show 6,849 lawsuits have been filed in the multi-district litigation court in the Dallas Division of Read More

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Lawyer grills DePuy executive over safety studies for Pinnacle hips

From REUTERS: BY JESSICA DYE AND MARICE RICHTER Sept 15 Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:25pm EDT (Reuters) – An executive at Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics Inc unit on Monday defended the company’s assessment of safety risks associated with metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants in a Dallas court from a lawyer who said the company had Read More

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Bellwether DePuY A.S.R. Hip Case Settled in California

It has been reported in the media that on Oct. 1, 2013,  Johnson & Johnson settled the first bellwether trial against its DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant from a group of lawsuits consolidated in San Francisco Superior Court (DePuy ASR Hip System Cases; CJC-10-004649, San Francisco Superior Court, Calif.). The Plaintiff in the first bellwether Read More

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May 16, 2013 Statement of DePuy

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Statement on Discontinuation of ULTAMET® Metal-on-Metal and COMPLETE™ Ceramic-on-Metal Hip Systems DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., announced its decision to discontinue sales of its ULTAMET® Metal-on-Metal Articulation and COMPLETE™ Ceramic-on-Metal Acetabular Hip System worldwide. The discontinuation will be effective August 31, 2013. This will allow surgeons to plan accordingly for upcoming surgeries. The ceramic Read More

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DePuy Pinnacle Implants are “voluntarily removed from the market”

On August 31, 2013, Johnson and Johnson, and it’s division DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. discontinued sales of ULTAMET® Metal-on-Metal and COMPLETE™ Ceramic-on-Metal Hip Systems. In a statement dated May 16, 2013, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. boldly states, “The decision to discontinue these products is not related to safety or efficacy, and is not a recall. ”  Read the Read More

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History of DePuy Implant Failure Information

The heading quotation is from an investigative report for the British Medical Journal on the ASR. The reports opens: “It is one of the biggest disasters in orthopaedic history, according to one senior surgeon” (Cohen). When the ASR hip systems made by DePuy Orthopaedics were recalled in late summer 2010, it was viewed by many Read More

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DePuy Hip Implant Failure Information

DePuy Hip Q&A Below are some answers to common questions about the recalled DePuy artificial hip. Still have questions about your situation? Contact us today and we’ll do our best to answer them. Why are these hip replacements being recalled? For failing at rates more than double (and by some indications, far greater than double) Read More

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