Posts Tagged 'DePuy hip recall'

Metal Hip Replacement News Website Launched by Hissey Kientz, LLP

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Metal Hip Replacement News. The site will serve as a source for news and legal information pertaining to DePuy, Stryker, Biomet and Wright metal-on-metal hip replacements.

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Johnson & Johnson to settle 8,000 DePuy hip replacement lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson announced that it would settle roughly 8,000 DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits filed against the company. Lawyers estimated the settlement could exceed $2.5 billion, or about $250,000 per patient.

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Metal allergies affect patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements

Patients with metal-on-metal hip implants such as the DePuy ASR hip replacement have been affected by metal allergies related to the device. The negative reaction between the device’s metal and a patient’s tissue is another in a line of severe metal hip replacement side effects.

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Johnson & Johnson could pay more than $3 B for DePuy hip replacements

Johnson & Johnson may pay as much as $3 billion to patients who received a faulty DePuy ASR hip replacement. The money would pay an average of $300,000 to the more than 11,500 patients who suffered severe complications from the metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Judge rules patients can add Pinnacle device to DePuy hip complaints

A judge ruled that patients who filed DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson can also file claims about the company’s Pinnacle acetabular cup device.  Johnson & Johnson is facing more than 10,000 DePuy lawsuits involving its metal-on-metal hip replacement.

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First DePuy lawsuit to go to trial in federal court in September

The first DePuy hip replacement lawsuit will go to federal court in September and may influence thousands of other DePuy ASR lawsuits. The plaintiff is New York woman Ann McCracken, who received a DePuy ASR hip replacement in 2009, and had to have it removed about 18 months later due to severe side effects.

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J.& J. unit phasing out all-metal hip devices

The orthopedic unit of Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that it was phasing out production of all-metal replacement hips, a move reflecting an industry wide trend to abandon the once widely used implants because of high early failure rates.

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