Posts Tagged 'metal hip lawsuit'

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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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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Stryker buys company for $172 million despite facing lawsuits

Stryker Corporation is paying $172 million to buy surgical room equipment manufacturer Berchtold Holding AG, despite facing lawsuits for its hip replacement devices. Berchtold makes surgical equipment such as tables, booms and lighting.

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Johnson & Johnson Said to Agree to $4 Billion Settlement Over Hip Implants

Johnson & Johnson has tentatively agreed to a settlement that could reach up to $4 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits filed by patients injured by a flawed all-metal replacement hip, said two lawyers briefed on the plan.

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Lead designer of DePuy hip replacement says he would not implant the device today

One of the lead designers of the DePuy ASR hip replacement has testified before the jury in a DePuy lawsuit that he would not implant the device today. Doctor Thomas Schmalzried testified on behalf of DePuy and parent company Johnson & Johnson, adding that he would not recommend implanting patients with any metal-on-metal hip replacements.

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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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