Zimmer Knee Attorneys Explain Knee Replacement Beginnings

As knee implant attorneys, we are blogging on the Zimmer NexGen knee replacement component which was the subject of an FDA recall . This is the first in a series of posts providing information regarding some of the Zimmer knee implant component parts. We hope these posts will be helpful to any knee replacement patient. Zimmer Knee Background On September 13, 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration issued FDA Recall No. Z 2409 010 entitled "NexGen Complete Knee Solutions MIS Tibial Components, Locking Screw and Stem Extensions" recall notice. This recall notice can be found at the FDA … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson Earmarks Nearly 1 Billion Dollars – For What?

As New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall attorneys, we have been providing updated posts regarding the DePuy hip recall litigation, the nature of the hip defects which led to the litigation, and some helpful tips for any patients who may have a recall claim. These posts are designed to help any potential claimant understand the recall litigation and claims process. DePuy and Johnson & Preparing for Something, But What? Recent news demonstrates that not only are DePuy recall lawyers and patients planning for the litigation, but Johnson & Johnson and DePuy have also recognized the potential problem and have taken financial steps … [Read more...]

DePuy Recall Law Suit Judge Enters First Case Management Order

As a DePuy hip recall attorney, we had been providing posts that update the status of the pending Federal court DePuy recall lawsuits. As we previously posted, the federal litigation has been designated a "Multi-District Litigation," or MDL 2197, and has been venued in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio under Judge David Katz. This consolidation only applies to DePuy claims that were filed in federal court and not to the DePuy hip claims that were filed in State Courts. Judge Katz has ordered the consolidation of these federal claims because, quote: "the actions share factual issues as to whether … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Due to FDA Loophole?

As DePuy hip recall attorneys, we have heard many disturbing reports which place the blame for the DePuy hip recall squarely at the doorstep of the United States . FDA "Approves" Implants by Default Although most hip implant patients assumed that their hip replacement manufacturer (e.g., DePuy, Zimmer, Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, etc.) received approval from the FDA for their device, this assumption is not entirely accurate. For years, the FDA has permitted a regulatory loophole under FDA 510(k) which permits the release of new medical devices like the DePuy hip implant, Zimmer NexGen knee implant, and other medical devices, to be … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Attorneys Discuss Brief History of Hip Implants

As DePuy hip recall attorneys in New Jersey and Philadelphia, we have been posting topical information for potential DePuy hip recall patients interested in the “goings on” of how some 93,000 DePuy hip implants have been recalled. Today’s DePuy hip recall post discusses the history of not just DePuy hip implants, but hip implants in general. We'll briefly trace the evolution of joint replacement surgery up and through the present day where we have many many different manufacturers (i.e, DePuy, Zimmer, Stryker, etc.) making artificial joint replacement parts for nearly every joint in the body. Joint Replacements From 1960 to … [Read more...]

Was a DePuy Sales Rep Watching You Sleep?

If you have been following our series of DePuy hip recall posts, we hope they have been informative, interesting, and educational. Our previous DePuy hip recall posts have provided information about the actual implant that has been recalled, about signs and symptoms that patients can expect if their implant is fails; and about the bad faith settlement practices of Johnson & Johnson and DePuy claims adjusters. However, this particular post is unique because today we discuss a topic that most DePuy hip recall patients have never considered. Was a DePuy sales representative watching you while you had your implant surgery performed? Sales … [Read more...]

How Do I Know If My Hip Implant is a DePuy Hip Implant?

As New Jersey and Pennsylvania DePuy hip recall lawyers, we have been asked by patients, "How do I know if my surgeon used a DePuy hip implant? After all, there are literally dozens and dozens of different hip implant manufacturers, yet only a certain few of these hip implants have been recalled. Obviously, one way is to contact your doctor directly. However, many DePuy hip recall patients have had difficulty reaching doctors either because the doctors have retired, moved away, or do not have access to the operative records of the DePuy hip recall patient. Although contacting your hip replacement doctor is a good start, the only true way … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall: What About the FDA?

As New Jersey and Pennsylvania Depuy hip recall attorneys, we have been posting various bits of information regarding the Depuy hip recall and its effect on recipients of the implant. We hope these posts have been helpful to not only patients who have experienced implant failure, but to all Depuy hip recall patients, regardless of whether or not they have experienced pain or symptoms associated with the DePuy hip implant failure. Did the FDA Have Anything to Do With the Recall? Recently a Depuy hip implant patient asked us, "What does the federal government have to say about the Depuy hip implant recall?" As many know, medical … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Discuss MDL Chief – Judge Katz

As New Jersey and Pennsylvania DePuy hip recall lawyers, we posted many times regarding the ongoing multi-district litigation pending in federal court in Ohio. As you know from previous posts, this multi-district litigation ("MDL") has consolidated all the DePuy hip recall lawsuits which were filed in federal courts. In this post, we are going to give some background about Judge David Katz, the federal judge who now is presiding over these federal cases. Judge Katz Highly Experienced with MDL Judge Katz will be a welcome addition to the multi-district litigation of DePuy hip recalls. This is not the first time that he has handled a … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Claims First Aussie Victim

As New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall attorneys, we have been providing DePuy hip recall patients with information regarding the worldwide recall of their ASR XL hip replacement system. As you know from recent posts, this litigation has been consolidated in Ohio under Judge Katz. Recently, it was announced that an Australian citizen has joined this class action here in the US. First Australian DePuy Victim Joins Fight Bob Lugton, of Brisbane, Australia, was declared the first “Aussie” to join the DePuy hip recall lawsuit. Mr. Lugton filed suit when his DePuy hip implant failed only 18 months after having been implanted. … [Read more...]