DePuy Hip Recall Claims First Aussie Victim

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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 … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Implant Recall – Johnson & Johnson Knew of Complications

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As a New Jersey DePuy Hip Implant recall lawyer, I have been providing potential recall claimants with information about the DePuy hip implant recall. As we have written, in August in 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of giant pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of its orthopaedic products; the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System. DePuy ASR Hip Resurafacing System The ASR Hip Resurfacing System was first introduced worldwide in 2003 and was only approved for use outside of the United States. The ASR hip resurfacing system was a partial hip replacement that involved placing a metal chromium … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Implant – Was Yours Recalled?

As a New Jersey and Pennsylvania DePuy Hip Implant Recall lawyer, I receive many telephone calls from hip replacement patients. Many of these folks have done their own independent internet research and have seen numerous websites discussin different hip implants that have been recalled over the years. The most recent hip implant recall involves Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. DePuy Orthopaedics is a fully owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson that designs, manufactures, and markets orthopaedic and reconstructive hardware for the spine, knee, shoulders, and other joints. Not all of DePuy’s products are being … [Read more...]

Are You Seeking Legal Representation Against DePuy Orthopaedics?

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Everday, the Consumer Product Safety Commision issues information about defective products that are being recalled. Many people are wondering, "Are these types of defective product recalls the same as the DePuy Orhtopaedics hip implant recall?" The simple answer is no. Ordinarily, if you purchase a defective product and it is recalled, you simply have to stop using the product and return it for a refund. Although it is inconvenient, it is a very simple issue to resolve. However, a recall involving a defective hip implant is not quite so simple. These are some of the steps that must be taken. Determine if your surgery was before or … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Implants Release Toxic Metallic Debris Into Bloodstream

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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...]

DePuy Hip Replacement Recall: Is a New Hip Worth the Risk?

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With the recent news about the DePuy Orthopaedics hip replacement recalls, many people are asking, "Is a hip replacement worth the risk?" Each year there are nearly ¼ of a million hip replacement surgeries performed. Many hospitals and surgeons boast of how simple, safe, and effective hip replacement surgeries are. Afterall, a hip replacement surgery only takes about 1-3 hours and, many times, patients are up and about and returning to work as early as one week after surgery. However, the decision to have a hip replacement should be one that is made only as a last resort. When is it Time for a Hip Replacement? Prior to a hip … [Read more...]