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...]

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...]

Should DePuy Defective Hip Recall Make all Hip Implant patients Think Twice?

As DePuy hip recall lawyers, we have been posting daily about the hip recall litigation and other matters that may be of interest to any DePuy hip recall patient. Since this past August, many patients who are considering hip implant surgery have been wondering whether it is time to stop and think about the future of hip implant surgery. After all, any replacement procedure, whether replacing a hip, shoulder, or knee with an implant, involves replacing the body's natural bone and tissue with man made metals and ceramics. Here, DePuy used chromium and cobalt in its ASR hip replacement system. For the 93,000 implant recipients, the recall was … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Design Flaw Still A Mystery

This DePuy Hip Recall article is one in a series of posts designed to provide DePuy hip implant patients with information regarding the hip implant recall. DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Answer Questions One of the questions patients have asked is, "What is the defect that is causing these implants to fail?" Not surprisingly, DePuy Orthopaedics is not telling its DePuy hip implant patients anything of substance regarding why these DePuy hip implants are failing and why they have issued this hip recall. But, DePuy won’t be able to keep its secrets for long. Ultimately, because of the lawsuits, DePuy representatives will have to testify, … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Lists 4 Things Patients Should Know

If you are a victim of the DePuy hip recall, there are few things you should know: 1. Not all DePuy hip implants are being recalled. As a New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall lawyer, I get many telephone calls and emails from patients who have had hip replacements. As we posted on December 2, 2010, only certain DePuy hip implants are subject to the recall. Please click on the next link to read whether or not your hip implant is part of the DePuy hip recall. 2. Your implant will need to be replaced whether or not you are having symptoms. We are often asked, "Do I need to have my DePuy hip implant replaced if I’m not … [Read more...]

Why is DePuy’s Recall different from other Recalls?

What makes DePuy's recall different than other recalls? Many people have questions regarding DePuy Orthopaedics' August 2010 recall of the ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System. If you are not one of the 93,000 patients affected by the DePuy hip implant recall , you may ask, "what's the big deal?" DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Explain DePuy Recall There are product recalls every day and rarely do these recalls spark lawsuits. But the DePuy recall is expected to result in thousands and thousands of lawsuits. What is the difference? The difference is that the recall is on a device that has already been fully implanted into 93,000 patients and … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Implants Release Toxic Metallic Debris Into Bloodstream

Recently, there has been a lot of news surrounding the recall of the DePuy Orthopaedics defective hip implant system. The product recall occurred after a medical study in Great Britain revealed that this hip implant had up to a 13% failure rate within the first five years of surgery. And, as if early hip replacement failure and the necessity of additonal surgery wasn't bad enough, the wear and tear from these defective hip implants is resulting in the flow of metallic debris throughout the bloodstream. What are these metals? Chromium and Cobalt. These metals are not found in your local vitamin store: Chromium is a chemical element … [Read more...]