Posts Tagged 'DePuy Orthopaedics'

Jury awards $8.3 M to man who was given defective hip device

A California jury has awarded $8.3 million to a man who received a faulty DePuy ASR hip replacement. Loren Kransky was awarded the sum after the jury found healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson negligent when its subsidiary DePuy released the faulty hip replacement.

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Jury hears closing arguments in DePuy hip implant case

According to the Los Angeles Times, healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson played “Russian roulette” with patient safety by ignoring high failure rates and surgeons’ complaints about its once-popular artificial hip, a Los Angeles jury was told during closing arguments at a high-stakes medical trial for the company.

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DePuy employee tells jury many hip implant complaints were diverted by company

DePuy’s complaint and vigilance manager has testified in the first DePuy hip lawsuit to go to trial that many patient complaints never formally got to his department. Paul Arnott testified that DePuy salesmen were instructing surgeons to send patients with complaints to another surgeon and not file a complaint with DePuy.

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Johnson & Johnson recalls another line of faulty hip replacements

Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy unit has issued another hip replacement recall in the wake of high failure rates. The company recalled all 7,5000 units of the DePuy Adept metal-on-metal hip replacement sold around the world after patients required revision surgery to repair the faulty devices.

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DePuy employees charged with bribing Greek hospitals to buy hip devices

Greek prosecutors have charged five DePuy officials of bribing hospitals to buy their medical devices. DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is currently on trial for its DePuy ASR hip replacement device, which thousands of patients allege caused injuries.

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Johnson & Johnson internal analysis shows high DePuy ASR hip failure rate

Newly disclosed court records reveal that a Johnson & Johnson internal analysis from 2011 determined that DePuy ASR hip replacement devices fail within five years in nearly 40 percent of hip implant patients. Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of DePuy ASR hip replacements, conducted this internal analysis after issuing a recall of the metal-on-metal hip device in 2010.

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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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