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Lawyer grills J&J executive over safety studies in hip implant lawsuit

October 3rd, 2014

A Texas lawyer grilled a Johnson & Johnson executive over the lack of safety studies involving the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement in a bellwether DePuy hip implant lawsuit. Vice President of clinical research at DePuy Pamela Plouhar admitted that, prior to 2001, “There was no human study that looked at [the health effects of metal debris from DePuy hip implants… read more »

578 hip replacement recalls in last 10 years

September 12th, 2014

There have been 578 hip replacement recalls from 6 different manufacturers in the last 10 years, according to the Safe Patient Project. Some of those recalls include devices that have been implanted in hundreds of thousands of patients, such as the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement. read more »

DePuy continues to trim budget as hip implant lawsuit costs rise

August 22nd, 2014

DePuy is trimming expenses as the company settles thousands of metal-on-metal hip replacement lawsuits. An internal DePuy memo revealed that the company is halting travel expenses for most employees on top of cutting around 400 jobs and requiring top-level approval for contracts over $50,000.… read more »

Australian Compensation Program established for DePuy victims

August 7th, 2014

A Compensation Program has been established for Australian patients who received a faulty DePuy hip replacement. The program, determined on an individual basis, allows patients who were injured by DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement side effects to be compensated for pain, suffering and lost wages after receiving revision surgery. read more »

Johnson & Johnson settles $4 M DePuy hip lawsuit with state of Oregon

July 25th, 2014

Johnson & Johnson will pay the state of Oregon $4 million in a new DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement lawsuit settlement. The Oregon Department of Justice alleged that DePuy knowingly marketed and sold metal hip replacements that were prone to failure. DePuy sold 432 of the ASR XL hip replacement devices in Oregon.… read more »

DePuy will pay $2.5 B to hip replacement victims

July 8th, 2014

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.… read more »

Johnson & Johnson failed to take action on failing DePuy hip implants

June 10th, 2014

Nearly 100,000 patients who received a DePuy ASR hip replacement device were victims of the device manufacturer failing to take action, according to an investigative report by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. According to the report, employees within Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of manufacturer DePuy Orthopaedics, admitted the implants were faulty.… read more »

DePuy lawsuit payouts could reach $350,000 per patient

May 6th, 2014

DePuy lawsuit payouts could average around $350,000 per patient after patients accept the proposed settlement. Johnson & Johnson has reached a settlement for the DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits that could total more than $4 billion. The settlement will be approved if 94% of applicable patients agree to it.… read more »

Medical device recalls up 97 percent according to FDA data

April 16th, 2014

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report of medical device recalls reveals that products such as metal-on-metal hip replacements have spiked recalls nearly 97% between 2003 and 2012. Johnson & Johnson was responsible for some of those recalls, including the DePuy ASR hip replacement recall in 2010.… read more »

DePuy hip settlement one of largest lawsuit settlements in history

February 24th, 2014

The DePuy hip settlement that will pay out more than $2.5 billion to patients who received a faulty hip replacement is one of the largest product settlements in history. In total, the DePuy settlement could cost parent company Johnson & Johnson more than $3 billion.… read more »

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