Medical Malpractice Lawyers Advise Patients of Smith & Nephew’s Intention to Remove Hip Replacement Devices from the Market

Medical malpractice lawyers have recently learned that Smith & Nephew PLC has announced that it will withdraw a metal liner used for its R3 Acetabular System hip replacements from the market. The company said that it is "not satisfied with the clinical results" of the liner because some patients have required an additional surgery to have the liner removed. Smith & Nephew introduced the hip replacement liner in 2009. Since that time, about 7,700 patients have had them implanted. According to Smith & Nephew, patients who have not experienced problems do not need to have the liner removed. The majority of the R3 Acetabular System hip … [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...]

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...]

Patients with Bilateral DePuy Hip Implants: Contact an Attorney

As New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall lawyers, we have been posting DePuy hip recall information since the news was made public. We hope this legal information has been helpful to anyone affected by the recall. Multiple Hip Implants, Multiple Surgeries, More Compensation? Most DePuy hip recall patients have had a single DePuy hip replacement. However, many times, an orthopaedic patient will require both hips to be replaced in a surgery called a bilateral hip replacement surgery. Unfortunately, for those patients who have had a bilateral hip-replacement surgery with the recalled DePuy hip implant, the recall is twice as … [Read more...]

Will A New DePuy Hip Implant Replace My Defective DePuy Implant?

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall lawyer, I have been posting on various DePuy hip recall topics and trying to answer questions that patients and victims may have about the recall. One question that many DePuy hip recall patients have is, "What type of hip implant should be used to replace the defective DePuy hip implant?" Naturally, many victims do not want another DePuy hip implant. You know the old saying, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." As a New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall lawyer, I am strongly encouraging DePuy hip recall patients to ask their surgeons for implant options … [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 Warn Against Johnson & Johnson’s Tactics

If you are one of the 93,000 patients affected by the defective DePuy hip recall, you should expect to receive an unwanted telephone call from a DePuy hip recall insurance adjuster paid for by DePuy Orthopaedics and their parent company, Johnson & Johnson. DePuy Insurance Adjusters Trained to Cheat You This insurance adjuster is a trained professional working on behalf of DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson to reduce your potential exposure to damages. While they may seem to be concerned for your well being and deeply apologetic for issues arising from the hip recall, these skilled claims adjusters are following a careful … [Read more...]