Posts Tagged 'DePuy ASR hip replacements'

DePuy will pay $2.5 B to hip replacement victims

DePuy has waived its “walk-away rights” in a hip replacement settlement and will pay more than $2.5 billion to thousands of patients who were injured by DePuy ASR hip replacements. The decision to waive the rights means the company acknowledged that enough patients have agreed to the settlement.

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Rochester woman to be in bellwether DePuy hip replacement trial

Ann McCracken’s DePuy lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson has been selected as one of two bellwether cases that may determine additional hip replacement lawsuits against the company. More than 7,000 patients have filed DePuy hip implant lawsuits against parent company Johnson & Johnson, alleging that the devices failed and led to injury.

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International health agencies criticized for response to faulty hip implants

A joint investigation by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Daily Telegraph revealed several international health agencies may be more interested in products than safety when it comes to faulty metal-on-metal hip implants. The investigation occurred as a response to the 2012 recall of the DePuy ASR hip replacement, which was found to fail at a rate much higher than expected.

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First DePuy hip replacement lawsuit filed in Ireland

The first lawsuit in Ireland against metal-on-metal hip maker DePuy Orthopaedics was filed this week. Local reports are predicting that many similar lawsuits involving DePuy ASR hip replacements will follow.

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DePuy hip replacement trials set to begin in 2013

The first DePuy ASR hip replacement trials are set to begin in 2013, according to Judge Dave Katz. The patient injury trials will take place nearly two and a half years after Johnson & Johnson recalled the DePuy hip implants.

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International lawsuit alleges injuries from DePuy hip replacements

A lawsuit filed in London by 60 South Africans alleges that DePuy hip replacements caused them serious injuries. The patients claim that the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, allowed its subsidiary to release defective DePuy ASR hip replacements.

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Johnson & Johnson pays $600 K to settle first hip implant lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay approximately $600,000 to settle the first three hip replacement lawsuits brought against the company, according to people familiar with the settlement. The company is facing more than 8,000 lawsuits alleging that its DePuy ASR hip replacement system failed at higher than expected rates, causing severe injuries.

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