Category: Hip Implants

Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics face thousands of lawsuits filed against them alleging that their now recalled metal-on-metal hip implants have failed at alarming rates. Texas multi-district litigation Judge Ed Kinkeade has ordered that the manufacturers produce compliance monitoring reports to gauge whether J&J and DePuy acted reasonably in manufacturing and marketing the products. Could Metal-On-Metal Hip Injuries Have Been Prevented? It’s no secret that problems with J&J and DePuy’s ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System… Read More

Metal-on-metal hip implant devices, such as the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, have failed at alarming rates. The failures often require additional painful and expensive surgeries for patients. A new study shows that patients also can suffer from an inflammation of the joint lining, which can lead to serious-long term injuries. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Study According to a recent report in Health Canal, a new study to be published in The… Read More

Lawsuits against medical device manufacturer Stryker continue over its recalled Trident hip implant system which has forced injured victims to undergo further costly and painful revision surgery. Although the company has sought to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against it on behalf of Massachusetts residents with defective Trident implants, a federal judge recently ruled that Stryker must defend the allegations made against it. Stryker Trident Hemispherical Acetabular Shells At Issue According to an article in Mass Device, a class… Read More

Thousands of metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients have had their implants fail – some within only a few years. Early detection of hip implant failures is difficult, and many patients simply don’t discover that there’s a problem until it’s too late. However, a new study shows that having an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) can help to predict the likelihood of hip implant failure. AAOS Study A new study presented at the annual meeting of the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons… Read More

New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that hip implant failure rates were 29% more common for women than men. The study also concluded that women who were implanted with DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System may be at the highest risk for premature hip implant failure. Over 35,000 Patients Studied Researchers of the study conducted at the Southern California Permanente Research Group in San Diego, California, followed 35,140… Read More

Patients implanted with Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants want the medical device giant to pay for regular medical monitoring for recipients of the company’s faulty hip implants. Many fear that the recalled Stryker hip implants may lead to serious injuries and the need for additional revision surgeries. Stryker Patients Fear Metallosis Since Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant devices in July of 2012, patients have been concerned about the device’s metal parts fretting (wearing) and… Read More

Members of British Parliament are seeking a criminal investigation into why DePuy did not warn thousands of British citizens about the very real possibility of developing metallosis. The news comes at a very bad time for the medical device manufacturer which recently began defending the first of 10,000 ASR hip failure lawsuits in the United States. UK Surgeon’s Warnings To DePuy Fell On Deaf Ears According to news reports in the United Kingdom’s Telegraph, Dr. David Beverland, an orthopedic surgeon… Read More

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