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 Scoff at DePuy’s “Generous” Offer

As a DePuy hip recall lawfirm, we have been watching the DePuy website to see whether they are really interested in paying full and fair compensation to anyone who was harmed by one of the ASR hip implant systems that were recalled. DePuy has made many public statements proclaiming that they were concerned and looking out for the best interests of their hip implant patients. However, these public statements are inconsistent with DePuy's hip implant claims policy. DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Want You to be Compensated In the Johnson & Johnson subsidary's first press release, which was sent out on August 26, 2010, they boasted that they … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Implant Recall: What Should DePuy Pay For?

As a New Jersey DePuy hip replacement recall attorney, I am often asked why it would be unfair for DePuy to pay only for out of pocket medical costs and wage loss, and not to pay for other compensatory damages such as pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment. Many believe that the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary did not intentionally design, manufacture, market, and sell a defective hip implant. The argument goes that since the company did not act intentionally, it should not have to pay full compensatory damages. This argument is one that is made in all types of case, not just defective product cases involving medical devices. As a trial lawyer, … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Implant Recall – Johnson & Johnson Knew of Complications

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 Defective Hip Implants; How Were They Approved?

A common question among consumers who suddenly find themselves affected by a product recall is, "What is the process for FDA approval?" As a DePuy Hip Implant Recall attorney, I hear the question quite often. Surprisingly, the process is rather simple for products such as hip, knee, and shoulder replacements and parts. DePuy Hip Implant Approval Process According to the FDA, DePuy's first step towards FDA approval is the successfull completion of a number of clinical testing procedures set up by the FDA. However, in this instance, DePuy was able to avoid FDA scrutiny and it's screening process by using a legal 'back door," which … [Read more...]

Defective DePuy Hip Implants: Signs and Symptoms

DePuy Orthopaedics has recently recalled it's defective ASR Hip Implant System, however, not every DePuy hip implant has failed. If you are a recipient of the DePuy hip replacement, you should look for any of the following signs and symptoms: Hip Pain (with or without activity) - All patients who have had hip replacement surgery will experience some pain at first. However, the symptoms are supposed to improve and, eventually, go away. If your symptoms have gone away and have now returned, or never did go away at all, it may be a sign of a defective hip implant. Hip Swelling - Swelling is normal in the immediate post operative period … [Read more...]