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Hip Recall Lawsuits Claim DePuy Knew Of Defects

Hip Recall Lawsuits Claim DePuy Knew Of Defects

The question in many minds after hearing of the DePuy ASR hip replacement recall is Why did DePuy continue selling the devices in America two years after pulling them from the Australian market for defective parts and materials? That is a question DePuy will have to answer in court. Many people who experienced problems with their hip implants before the devices were recalled in August 2010 didn’t even know the problems were due to the implant itself.

Hundreds of lawsuits against the company claim that they should have pulled the devices from the market years earlier when reports of device failure began mounting. A lawsuit was also filed on behalf of 13 patients from Illinois and Indiana, all of whom required second surgeries to have DePuy ASR hip replacement implants removed.

The lawsuit alleges that DePuy should have issued a recall when the company discovered issues with the metal-on-metal designs; however, DePuy did not properly test the devices before they were issued for use in patients.

A Louisiana Record article reports on a Georgia resident who has filed a lawsuit in a New Orleans Federal Court against DePuy and parent company Johnson & Johnson over the defective hip replacement devices. The plaintiff claims that his hip replacement surgery went extremely well, but that “he experienced pain and extreme weakness in his hip and quadriceps despite ideal conditions for the hip replacement,” the article said.

DePuy is accused, in many lawsuits filed around the country, of failing to warn of the high rate of failures of its ASR cups, negligently designing, manufacturing, labeling and distribution of the device, strict liability for defective product, breach of implied and express warranty,” the article continued.

References:

Massey, Michelle. (October 12, 2010) “Lawsuit alleges Depuy hip replacement device is defective.” Retrieved on October 21, 2010 from the Louisiana Record.
 

DePuy Hip Devices Leave Many Patients Handicapped for Life

DePuy Hip Devices Leave Many Patients Handicapped for Life

When a drug or a medical device gets recalled for malfunctioning or endangering the health and lives of patients, it can profoundly affect the lives of the individuals involved. That is certainly the case with the nearly 100,000 patients around the world who received the DePuy ASR hip replacement implants. DePuy issued a recall of their products in August 2010, leaving many patients still wondering what to do next.

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DePuy Noncommittal About Hip Recall Reimbursement Costs

DePuy Noncommittal About Hip Recall Reimbursement Costs

The DePuy ASR hip replacement device recall saga that began in August 2010 continues to present frustrating challenges to patients who have the device implanted and are wondering what to do next. Studies and hospital reports have demonstrated a 13% failure rate on the devices. Over 93,000 patients around the world have the devices implanted, which means about 12,000 people will likely face a second surgery to remove and replace the devices, a Burnt Orange Report article notes.

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DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits On the Rise

DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits On the Rise

Over a dozen individual and class action lawsuits have been filed in federal and state courts across America over DePuy’s defective recalled hip replacement systems. Lawyers for the plaintiffs filed a motion in September 2010 to consolidate the lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation in a New Jersey Federal Court. Depuy attorneys filed an objection to the motion, preferring to stage the trials closer to company headquarters in Indiana, a Wisconsin Law Journal website reports.

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