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Category: Hip Implants

Defective Hip Implant Reward

March 14, 2013

DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recall

According to allegations raised in the product liability lawsuit, the ASR metal-on-metal hip implant system carries an increased risk of premature failure due to the release of microscopic metal particles as the components rub against one another during normal wear and tear. This toxic metal…

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Hip Implant Failure in Women

February 19, 2013

Common Hip Implant Problems

The study, published February 18 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, was funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and researchers involved in the hip implant study examined more than 35,000 surgeries at 46 hospitals in the Kaiser Permanente health system. According to the…

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Defective Artificial Hips

February 1, 2013

DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recalled Worldwide

As appalling information about DePuy’s alleged negligence involving its hip implants comes to light, powerful figures in the British government are recommending that a criminal inquiry be launched involving the manufacture and marketing of the toxic medical devices. The disclosure over the British surgeon’s…

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FDA Issues Hip Implant Warning

January 17, 2013

Issues With Metal-on-Metal Devices

All-metal hip implants were designed by manufacturers to be more durable than traditional implants, but have became a major cause of concern recently, in light of numerous safety issues and user problems. While traditional hip implants use a ceramic or metal ball with a plastic socket,…

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Defective Hip Implant Claim

September 24, 2012

Side Effects of Metal-on-Metal Implants

The Birmingham hip implant manufactured by Smith & Nephew became the first metal-on-metal hip implant approved in the United States, with other manufacturers introducing similar models soon after. Unfortunately, many of these all-metal hip replacement systems have since been linked to an increased risk of…

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Sulzer Hip Implant – (2002) $1 billion

June 8, 2012

Medical device maker Sulzer Medica agreed to pay $1 billion in 2002 to settle a class action filed on behalf of patients who received defective hip implants manufactured by the company. The settlement paid out approximately $206,000 each to 3,500 individuals whose hip implants had to be replaced. The…

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DePuy Hip Implant – (pending) $3+ billion

June 8, 2012

DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, issued a recall of its metal-on-metal hip implants after discovering that they could shed metal fragments, causing serious injuries. Although the settlement is still pending, J&J has reportedly set aside $3 billion in a fund intended to compensate patients…

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