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...]

DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Fight for Full and Fair Compensation

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip implant recall firm, we have posted information regarding the recent market withdrawal of the DePuy ASR hip implant systems. On its web site, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary claims that it will cover medical costs for the victims of these defective hip implants. Specifically, it states "DePuy intends to cover reasonable and customary costs of treatment if you need services associated with the recall of ASR including revision surgery if it is necessary.” This sounds good, right? But what does this promise really mean? Depuy Hip Recall Attorneys Clarify Empty Promises As a DePuy recall … [Read more...]