Posts Tagged 'metal hip replacement'

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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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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34-year old gets metal poisoning from hip replacement

A 34-year old man has discovered he had metal poisoning after receiving a metal-on-metal hip replacement similar to the DePuy ASR hip replacement. Doctors told him he should get at least 10-15 years of use from the device thanks to his young age, but Steven Starrett is scheduled to have the device removed after receiving it in 2008.

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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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Study finds pseudotumor formation in more than a quarter of hips with metal-on-metal bearings

After hip arthroplasty with metal-on-metal bearings, researchers from The Netherlands found pseudotumor formation occurred in 28% of hips, according to results of this recently published study.

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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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