DePuy Hip Implant Claims – Is Time Ticking?

If you are one of the unfortunate patients who received the recently recalled DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implants, you are probably wondering if there are any time limits to make a claim? Many people believe it is okay to wait until you have symptoms before making any type of claim for a defective hip implant. After all, why should you make a claim if your DePuy hip implant seems to be working and you are not experiencing hip symptoms? In fact, most orthopaedists are advising patients to wait until they have symptoms before deciding to undergo a hip implant revision surgery. While that may or may not be sound medical advice, it is not … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice and Fraud May Put Doctor in Jail

Mark Weinberger, also known as the "nose doctor," was an otolaryngologist in Meriville, Indiana. On the outside, his practice was very attractive, posh and glamorous, but also modern and convenient. In reality, while Weinberger promised modern medicine and charged modern prices, he was performing outdated and somewhat ineffective procedures. He regularly made surgical mistakes, and, as some of his patients claim, missed cancer diagnoses. He disappeared for almost five years while fraud charges and medical malpractice and negligence claims mounted against him. He was on vacation with his wife in the Greek Isles, and was declared missing … [Read more...]

DePuy Fights the New York Times and Loses

Give credit to the New York Times for being the first to warn patients and doctors about the potential defects that eventually led to the Depuy hip implant recall. In March of 2010, The New York Times was the first to break the story about these potentially defective products which could cause serious injury to patients. Although The New York Times' data was essentially indisputable, DePuy issued strong denials and defended it's hip implant's track record. DePuy fought back, saying that their ASR XL Acetabular System was just as safe as other hip implant systems distributed by other manufacturers. Ironically, as The New York Times … [Read more...]